“We make it our aim to be well pleasing to Him”
– 2 Corinthians 5:9, NIV
Thursday, March 23, 2023
God’s love for you is always in full measure and eternal. He already loves you, and nothing can make Him love you any less.
However, how pleased God is with you is your responsibility. To understand this, just liken it to the relationship between parents and their children. A parent’s love for their child(ren) is inexhaustible but the kid(s) actions, attitudes, and behavior determine how pleased the father/mother is with them.
When as a parent you put challenges before your children with the promise of excellent rewards for their labor, it elates you when they rise to the occasion and you happily reward them. But when they don’t fulfill the tasks, we are deflated and can’t reward the failure.
We would love to, but when you reward undeserving or irresponsible children, you take away the incentive for a responsible lifestyle —and incentive is a good factor in life.
God’s pleasure in us is quite similar—it is precipitated on our decisions in life. We should be fully committed and passionate in our pursuit to delight Him. Nothing else should be your priority ahead of this purpose.
If you live with this ultimate objective, to be well pleasing to God, as your life’s standard, abundant joy, and complete fulfillment will fill your life.
Our love for God should drive us to please Him. We worship Him because He first loved us and filled our hearts with His love!
As a child of God, your greatest satisfaction should derive from knowing that God is pleased with you. If you walk in this revelation, you will surely fulfill your purpose and live in abundant joy.
Commit your heart to live to please God every day and you will experience the delight of a pleased God.
LET US PRAY:
Dear Heavenly Father, I adore you because of your everlasting love towards me. You are indeed worthy of all praise.
Fill me with the knowledge of your will through all spiritual understanding. I pray that I will live a life worthy of you, fully pleasing you in every way.
I receive a willing and obedient heart today in Jesus’ Name. Amen.