10 “After God’s Own Heart” Characteristic Traits
“After removing Saul, he made David their king. He 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
Worshipful Heart– David spent quality time in the presence of God. He carried the presence of God so much that evil spirits departed when he played his harp.
Question: In your opinion, in what ways does worship go beyond singing a song?
Obedient – When his dad told him to go take food and supplies to his older brothers, he obeyed.
Question: What does “to obey is better than sacrifice” (1 Samuel 15:22) mean to you?
Patient – Even though he was anointed to be the future king of Israel, he was patient to wait until his time was to come.
Question: What are you patiently waiting for God to do for you or through you?
Courage – David wasn’t afraid of anyone to anything. When no one had the courage to face Goliath, David was up for the challenge.
Question: In area of your life is God calling you to be courageous?
Bold Leadership – David led his army to victory after victory!
Question: In what area has God called you to lead and how can you do so with boldness?
God Pleaser – David was not a man pleaser. He didn’t care what others thought, he worshipped God without reservation. He did things out of the norm because he wanted to please God.
Question: In what ways do many Christ followers fall into the trap of pleasing man instead of God?
Respected Authority – Even though Saul was out to kill David and David had opportunities to kill Saul, He chose not to touch the Lord’s anointed man. 1 Chronicles 16:22
Question: Why do you think David didn’t kill Saul when he had his chance?
Repentant – When he sinned he repented, which means that he confessed his sin and never went down that path again. Read what he wrote in Psalm 51.
Question: What does true repentance mean to you?
Brokenness – David acknowledged his sin and allowed God to break his will.
Question: Name another Biblical character who experienced brokenness before God used them.
Teachable Spirit – David was willing to learn from his mistakes.
Question: What have you learned from your mistakes?