7My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise.
8Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early.
9I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: I will sing unto thee among the nations.
10For thy mercy is great unto the heavens, and thy truth unto the clouds.
11Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: let thy glory be above all the earth.
Fixed on God!
What was so unique about the life of David? Why was David known as a man after God's own heart? David, whether as a young shepherd boy, or an old and dying king, never forgot his First Love! David's heart was fixed on God!
We know that, like us, David was certainly not a man without sin, even great sin! However, even in his darkest hours, after his sin with Bathsheba, David humbled himself, plead with God for forgiveness, and returned to God.
It is because of Bible passages such as Psalm 57 that we, Christians, have such hope in the Lord. When we sin against God, He has not gone anywhere, but it certainly seems as though He has left us. Our sin immediately separates us from that sweet fellowship with our Lord, but restoration is but a step away. When our hearts are again turned to our Lord, He gathers us in His arms and restores our sweet fellowship to Him.
We can safely say that David truly found the secret of life! He was known as a man after God's own heart because his heart was fixed on God. Can it be so simple? Is restoration and sweet fellowship with the Lord as available to us today as it was to David?
As weak and sinful creatures, it is so easy to have our minds and hearts diverted to the empty things of this world. When we perceive our hearts going astray we should run quickly to verses such as Psalm 57:10-11.
For thy mercy is great unto the heavens, and thy truth unto the clouds. Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: let thy glory be above all the earth.
God's mercy is great unto the heavens, and His truth unto the clouds. There is no spot on this earth below or in the heavens above where God's mercy and truth do not reign. Indeed, His glory is manifested, not only on the earth, but above the heavens as well. This is our God! His dominion is over all!
It is easy for us to forget the magnificence of our God whose glory supersedes the realm of this single planet on which we live. Let us take some time today and ponder this great and wondrous God, who has chosen to provide a means so that sinful man can be made clean, and can have a personal relationship with Him! By His grace may our hearts and minds truly be fixed on God!
God Bless You,