One day as I was spending time in prayer I felt overwhelmed by a desire to not be ordinary. I longed to leave a mark on this world, to do something bigger than myself. I cried out to God and said, “I will never be satisfied unless I do mighty exploits for You LORD”. His response changed me forever.
“Seek Me. You will be satisfied and We will do mighty exploits together.”
In a few words He forever set the course of my life… to seek Him and Him alone. There was nothing I could ever do, nothing I could ever own, no other person on this earth that could ever truly satisfy my deepest need.
King David understood this. He is the first person that comes to mind when I think of mighty men of God who did mighty exploits in His Name. One of my favorite accounts in the Bible is when David slays Goliath. There was no fear, only confidence.
Then said David to the Philistine, You come to me with a sword, a spear, and a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the ranks of Israel, Whom you have defied. This day the Lord will deliver you into my hand, and I will smite you and cut off your head. (1 Samuel 17:45-46, Amplified)
David went from a shepherd boy to a giant-slayer and king. How? Before he slayed the giant, before he became king, David spent years upon lonely hills watching his father’s sheep, only he wasn’t alone. Through the book of Psalms we see what he was doing in those hills and what he continued to do as king.
As the hart pants and longs for the water brooks, so I pant and long for You, O God… One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD… When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek. (Psalm 42:1; 27:4, 8; Amplified, KJV)
Psalm 27:8 in the Amplified Bible reads, “You have said, Seek My face [inquire for and require My presence as your vital need]…” And David did just that. God was what David was after as a lowly shepherd boy and God was what David was after as king. And David did mighty exploits, not for God, but with God.