September 26, 2012

The Perfect One Uses the Imperfect Ones

After removing Saul, He made David their king. He [God] testified concerning him: "I have found David son of Jesse a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do." -Acts 13:22 NIV

The King James Version translates the last part of that verse like this:
... which shall fulfill all my will.

I am struck by a couple of points here.

God did not leave the people without a king. He removed one, and supplied another. God does not leave His people without a shepherd.

God seeks out people. The original word for "found" actually implies seeking. As though God sought the earth for a man to use for His divine purposes. God has sought each one of us also, for a specific and divine purpose. David certainly wouldn't have known the bigger picture here, but God sure did. David was the line into which Jesus would be born! God with skin on, was going to come and walk the earth through David's lineage!

God testifies that David would actually do everything he wanted him to do. Obviously, we know it's not in God's will that we fall into sin. And as we know through Scripture, David fell into an affair and had the husband killed! Hardly a perfect man. However, God knew that David would seek the Lord. God did not expect perfection. He knew David inherited a sinful nature. But God is in the business of using imperfect people for His perfect purposes. God had in His plan to give David grace.

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God has purposes for our lives beyond the here and right-now. Sometimes I try and micro-manage things in my family-life... if you have a type A personality, perhaps you know what I'm talking about... can we step back from our microscopes long enough to see and allow God to work out certain things?

May God's grace continue to flow....

2 comments:

  1. gorgeous picture! (just listening to Michael W. Smith: "everywhere i go i see You..." Our Creator is amazing!!) and yes, yes, yes! i used to be a micro-manager (my kids & hubby just called it "bossy") but home-schooling 4 kids for a span of 15 yrs. really helped loosen my grasp and increase my faith in God's control. love your blog and admire you for your mission in life!! keep up the good work...

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Shari :) Maybe I will be more flexible in 15 years as well!

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