There are many things to be said about David- his rise from shepherd boy to great king, the passionate poet and musician, a brilliant strategist and warrior- but the thing that I believe is absolutely critical to get from his life, is the fact that from beginning to end, David was consumed with one thing. That one thing was the deep longing to live close to God, to look at God, and to relentlessly pursue Him regardless of his moral failures, weaknesses, victories and successes in life. In Psalm 27:4, he opened his heart, and in essence declares that God could take away his influence, money, authority and position, as long as he didn't take away His beauty from him. David made God's beauty his primary reward and never veered from this overwhelming passion to know God and to live close to Him. David was a student of God’s beauty and spent all his days searching Him out.
This relentless pursuit of the one thing in David’s life MUST be restored in these days. If we can see what David saw, we will live as David lived. There is a "key of David" for us in these last days to lay ahold of, and I believe these keys will help sustain us for the coming days of crisis and glory.
Corey Russell’s passion and pursuit is to awaken and inspire prayer across the earth. He and his family served at the International House of Prayer for 18 years teaching, and discipling students in prayer. He recently moved to Denver, CO to join the House Denver Church, and also travels nationally and internationally preaching on themes of Knowledge of God, Intercession, and the Forerunner Ministry. He has written 9 books and released 6 Prayer albums, and since 2018 has hosted an online school discipling students in prayer. He resides in Denver, CO with his wife, Dana and their 3 daughters.