“There is much more of God available than we have ever known or imagined, but we have become so satisfied with where we are and what we have that we don’t press in for God’s best. Yes, God is moving among us and working in our lives, but we have been content to comb the carpet for crumbs as opposed to having the abundant loaves of hot bread God has prepared for us in the ovens of Heaven! He has prepared a great table of His presence in this day, and He is calling to the Church, “Come and dine.”
(The God Chasers, page 22)
I would like to go for God’s heart like David did. God called David a man after His own heart. When God presently see me, does He see me as a half-hearted believer or a full-hearted believer? There is a spectrum in which God sees every one of us. On a scale of one to ten where do I think God sees my heart? Perhaps four or more likely two! He told a Babylonian king, “you have been weighed in the balances and found wanting! The barrier of five could very hard to break. He wants me to be like David who had ten in His sight. David was not the best of examples in scriptures of men who did not carry the weight of heavy sins committed in their resume in God’s sight. That award could have gone perhaps to Daniel or Joseph or King Jehoshaphat or Josiah or any other seeming more righteous bible character than David.
David committed adultery, told a lie to cover up the act, killed Uriah the man and husband to the adulteress Bathsheba; but what singled him out was he knew how to touch God’s heart with his love. He was in love with God and was great in the act of love. When two people are truly in love, they tend to outdo each other. That is how love thrives and becomes long lasting. David and God played the love game and each really enjoyed it. That is why perhaps when David sinned, it grieved God’s heart. In return, David aggressively repented when he knew his sins before God had found him out (Psalm 51). He had a lively heart for God. That is one of my prayers! Oh Lord, make my heart lively like David’s.
In the aspect of nurturing my faith, I don’t want to be satisfied with the crumbs that fall from the master’s table. Have mercy and help me Lord to have aggressive faith like the Syrophoenician woman whose child was demon-possessed and she cried not only to eat the crumbs that fell on the ground but also to dine with you on your Table as her Master and you were impressed with her faith. You commended her that her faith had saved her daughter (Matt. 15:21-28). Oh Lord, let my faith be strong like Caleb’s so I can say with all trust in you, “Oh Lord, give me this mountain and I shall have it.” (Zech. 4:4-9; Joshua 14:12-15; Mark 11:23)