“David said to Michal, “It was before the Lord, who chose me rather than your father or anyone from his house when he appointed me ruler over the Lord’s people Israel—I will celebrate before the Lord. I will become even more undignified than this, and I will be humiliated in my own eyes.” 

2 Samuel 6:21-22


David was called a man after God’s own heart whose focus was always in honouring God.  He cultivated the habit of including God in his decisions and  never doubted His Source: God! Throughout the book of Psalms, David constantly kept in remembrance the goodness of God in his life. He never forgot that it was God who had taken him from behind the sheep, the lowest position in society to the highest position as king over Israel. He knew that his own father Jesse didn’t have him in mind as king, but God did.  Therefore, in everything he put God first. David’s heart and mind were set to honour God before himself and his actions reflected that conviction. His pure joy before the Lord was that of a child.


The Bible tells us in Titus 1:15 that, “to the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted.”


The difference between King Saul and king David shows clearly that serving, worshipping and praising God is a matter of commitment not of sacrifice. For those like Saul who have not committed themselves to honour God, anything can be a source of offence and distraction.


David’s heart and mind were totally committed to the Lord!  He never put anything above God.  Anytime David entered into God’s presence, he reverently dropped his mantle of kingship and went on his knees.


Let’s take a lesson from David who was ready to be humiliated in his own eyes, so that God could be honoured. Ask yourself: Where does honouring God appear in your list of priorities?  Do you thank Him for all that He has done in your life, all the way long? While men look at the outside, God looks at the motives of the heart. Instead of worrying about the opinion of others concerning you, let the motive of your heart each day be to honour God before yourself.



“So God said to him, “Since you have asked for this and not for long life or wealth for yourself, nor have asked for the death of your enemies but for discernment in administering justice, I will do what you have asked.” 1 Kings 3:11-12
God was pleased that Solomon requested divine wisdom to carry out his God-given assignment instead of earthly riches or fame, and blessed him more than he could imagine.
In the same way, God tests our hearts to reward us, to see what we truly seek.”


“However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.” Luke 10:20
When the seventy-two disciples returned with joy from their mission, Jesus warned them that the source of their joy should come not from the visible results of the Spirit’s power, but the Holy Spirit Himself, who has sealed for Christ, and written our name in Heaven.”


“As long as you have the gift of life, make sure your spirit is revived and this is something only the Spirit of God can do through His Word, which is spirit and life (John 6:63).

* Oh Holy Spirit, breath of God, breathe in me the breath of God!
* Oh Holy Spirit, through whom all things were created, create in me a new life, a new beginning!.”