King Solomon, the son of King David, in his sermon (as recorded in 2 Chronicles 6) states that the Lord said unto his father, David, that he did well by pondering in his heart to build a house for the Lord. David’s desire to build a house for the Lord is recorded in 1 Chronicles 17. David expresses to Nathan, the Prophet, that he desired to find a place for the Lord in which the Lord could tabernacle. Though David was not the chosen one to build a house for the Lord, what he pondered in his heart mattered and pleased God so much so that God told David that he did well. From the Scripture, we learn that David’s desire was to find a place for God to dwell and if David is recorded to be the one after God’s own heart (1 Samuel 13:14) we can extrapolate and recognize that it is in God’s heart to find a place for Himself.
The desire of our heart must be as that of David, which is to find a place for God in the hearts of many who have not believed in Jesus; who don’t have Jesus as the host of their lives. This will be in tune with God’s own heart and when he looks at us, he can tell of us, that you and I are after God’s own heart. Yes, that which is in our heart matters, for out of the heart flows the issues of life and so we must guard it diligently (Proverbs 4:23). Heart matters matter if our heart is filled with the matters of God.
2 Chronicles 6:7-8 (KJV)
7 Now it was in the heart of David my father to build an house for the name of the LORD God of Israel.
8 But the LORD said to David my father, Forasmuch as it was in thine heart to build an house for my name, thou didst well in that it was in thine heart: