When I read that God said David was a man after His own heart, it inspires me to be more like that. I think there are a lot of ways that David fit that description, but to me, one of the most important ways was that he was teachable. A great characteristic for any of us to have is to be humble enough to realize God knows better than we do. David trusted what God said more than what his feelings or situations were telling him. He was constantly asking God to teach him so that he could better know God and understand His plan. Instead of trying to teach God how He should do something in your life, change your prayer to, “Lord, teach me what you want me to know.” I believe having a heart after God’s starts with being teachable.
Here are some Bible verses on asking God to teach you.
1. I’ve chosen to obey your truth and walk in the splendor-light of all that you teach me.
Psalms 119:30 TPT
2. I believe in your commands; now teach me good judgment and knowledge.
Psalms 119:66 NLT
3. Let me hear Your lovingkindness in the morning, For I trust in You. Teach me the way in which I should walk, For I lift up my soul to You.
Psalms 143:8 AMP
4. Teach me to do your will, for you are my God! Let your good Spirit lead me on level ground!
Psalm 143:10 ESV
5. Now teach me, Yahweh, all about your ways and tell me what to do. Make it clear for me to understand, for I am surrounded by waiting enemies.
Psalms 27:11 TPT
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