In 1 Samuel 13:14, the prophet Samuel declares, "the LORD has sought out a man after his own heart." Neither Samuel nor Saul (to whom Samuel was speaking) knew it yet, but that man after God's heart was an obscure shepherd named David. Perhaps because I share his name, I have always longed to have it said of me that I am a man after God's own heart. Too often, I am anything but. Yet as one who has been given a new heart through faith in Jesus Christ, the physical son of David and eternal Son of God, I am perpetually brought back to this central purpose: to become a man after God's heart.
Like many blogs, this will be a place for random thoughts and postings on a variety of subjects, yet my intention is that whatever the subject and however random the thought, each post should reflect this desire to follow after God's heart. My prayer is that in writing about that desire, I will come to cultivate it more and more in my own life.