Elizabeth & Jim George

Bestselling authors dedicated to helping
people live a life after God’s own heart.
They've written over 70 books with more
than 10 million copies sold. For over 30 years,
they've helped countless men and women:

  • Simplify life focusing on God’s priorities.
  • Appreciate God’s truth and apply it
    to daily situations.
  • Powerfully shape the hearts of
    children and teens.

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  • From Jim’s Heart—A Heart That Praises
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  • From Jim’s Heart—A Heart That Praises

From Jim’s Heart—A Heart That Praises

What usually comes to mind when you think about David? If you’re like me, you tend to think about David’s “macho” achievements. He fought a lion and a bear. He felled a giant. He was a mighty man of war, conquering many foes. He was feared by his enemies. He was one of the greatest kings of the ancient world. There’s no doubt David was a man’s man, a leader’s leader, and a warrior’s warrior.

And yet David was a man with a tender heart toward God. He was a man who was constantly praising his God. He even characterized himself as “Israel’s singer of songs,” saying “[God’s] word was on my tongue.” David was one whom “the Spirit of the Lord spoke through” (2 Samuel 23:1-2).

David may not have always done things right, but God was never far from his thoughts…

I will give thanks to the Lord… and will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High (Psalm 7:17).

Sing to the Lord, you saints of his; praise his holy name (Psalm 30:4).

Sing joyfully to the Lord, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise him (Psalm 33:1).

I will extol the Lord at all times; his praise will always be on my lips (Psalm 34:1).

David sets a good example for us; doesn’t he? He shows us that a man or woman after God’s own heart is a person who is not afraid to verbalize love for God. David’s heart uttered praise upon praise throughout his day.

You too, as a person who loves God, should not hesitate to praise God. Whether while working at your job, driving out on the freeway, getting some exercise, or relaxing at home with your family, you can offer up praise to God in your heart and with your lips (Hebrews 13:15).

Shining Lights

Do you know what your purpose is? Can you boldly declare, “For this I was born” and know what the “this” is? Jesus could! He clearly stated, “For this cause I was born” when He was questioned by Pilate (John18:37). Jesus went on to say, “I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.”

Are living out your purpose for God’s good pleasure without murmuring and disputing? Are you studying and taking God’s instructions to heart and being obedient so you can discover your great purpose in Christ? You have been given the gift of being a child of God. Your heavenly Father wants to see you shine for Him. For this cause… for this privilege… you were born—to shine light into the world.

Do all things without murmuring and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast the word of life.
Philippians 2:14-16