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, NIV)
I just returned home from a family reunion where I helped to honor my husband’s 92-year-old grandfather. For nearly a century, Grandpa Storms has remained faithfully obedient to Jesus. He and his bride of 65 years raised three children…all of whom serve in full-time Christian ministry. Four of their six grandchildren work as pastors, and everyone in the family loves the Lord. Who knows how many people have come to know Jesus because of Grandpa Storms. His legacy testifies to his faithfulness to God.
At 92, it won’t be long before Jesus testifies on Grandpa’s behalf, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” In the same way, Paul said that God himself looked on David’s heart and testified concerning him, “He’s a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.”
Were God to testify concerning me, I wonder what He’d say. Maybe, “She’s a woman after her own ambition; she does everything to honor herself.” Or perhaps, “Amy chases after the approval of others; she’ll do anything for acceptance.”
But oh, to have a testimony like David’s! To be a woman who seeks God in all things. To be known, like Grandpa Storms, for my faithful obedience.
Lord, I want this to be my testimony. Show me where my heart fails to follow You. Correct every area of rebellion and disobedience, until You can testify concerning me, “Amy will do everything I ask her to do.” Make me more like David, more like Grandpa Storms, and more like You, Lord. Amen.
from the archives, originally published July 26, 2010