David was called a man after God’s own heart. When did this happen? It was during Saul’s reign. Saul had disobeyed the Lord. Samuel told him that God had sought for Himself a man after His own heart.
Where did Samuel find him? 1 Samuel 16:11 was David’s father’s answer when Samuel asked if there were any other sons. It says, “…There remains yet the youngest, and there he is, keeping the sheep…”
In 2 Samuel 23:1 David was called the sweet psalmist of Israel. I can only imagine from his psalms what he did when he was keeping his father’s sheep. He also played the harp in a way that gave Saul peace from a distressing spirit.
David knew how to be present in the Presence of the Lord. Listen to his passion in Psalm 63:1. It says, “O God, You are my God; early will I seek You; my soul thirsts for You; my flesh longs for You in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water.”
Psalm 18:1 says, “I will love You, O Lord, my strength.” Psalm 27:4 says, “One thing I have desired of the Lord, that will I seek; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in His temple.”
Here is the first verse of a new song called Womb Of The Morning. I come to You O Lord in the womb of the morning. To sit and worship You and call upon Your name. You answer me with a sweetness that melts my heart. And opens me to receive Your words.
We present our heart before the Lord, and drink in His Presence. Our singular focus delights Him. We behold Him as He beholds us. Here is the first and third verse of another new song called Extravagant Oil Of Joy.
I lift my unveiled face to gaze into Your face. Face to face I behold You as You behold me. No veil separates us. No fear of being known. We have intimate communion. Our hearts are knit as one.
With joy I lift my heart in song. A song that flows through me like a river. A song that cascades and rushes to be expressed. In pure worship knowing Your joy as You behold me.
Being present in His Presence is intimate communion. As the Amplified says, it is being vitally united. We drink deeply of His love, our hearts are knit as one, and we carry a fragrance that attracts others to Him.