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We Live To Please Him

Friday, 21 June 2024

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..We continually ask God..that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God (Colossians 1:9-10 NIV).

If you ever find that youre not enthusiastic about pleasing God, then your love for the Lord Jesus is questionable. If you genuinely love the Lord, then your hearts desire, always, would be to please Him; you want Him as the first place in your life.

Why is it important that we please Him? Its because we belong to Him and we live for Him. Its about our identity as His children. 2 Corinthians 5:14 says, ..he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.

He isnt just your heavenly Father but also the Lord; and this is what led to your salvation-the acknowledgement or confession of His lordship over your life. Therefore, living to please Him becomes a natural expression of your devotion because now Hes Lord of your life and everything about you.

While the Lord Jesus walked this earth, He rehearsed to us how to please the Father in all things. In John 8:29, He said, "..for I do always those things that please him." In John 5:30, He said, ".. I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me."

Jesus lived with the constant desire to please the Father and encouraged us to adopt or cultivate the same mindset. Again, in John 6:38, He said, "For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me." Then in John 4:3, He uttered some of the most inspiring words of assurance to the Father, "..My meat is to do the will of him that sent me and to finish his work."

The Master revealed to us how to live in total submission to the Fathers will, pleasing Him in all things. Were to emulate Him. Theres no greater joy or fulfilment than living to please God. Nothing pleases Him more than one genuinely loving Jesus Christ, and living as He lived.

Prayer

Dear Father, thank you for the Holy Spirit who teaches, guides, and reveals your will to me in the Word so that my actions align with your perfect plan. The joy of pleasing you is the driving force in my life and I commit to walking in your perfect will always, in Jesus Name. Amen.

Further Study:
Colossians 1:9-10 AMPC
1 Thessalonians 4:1
2 Corinthians 5:14-15

(This article was culled from:
Rhapsody of Realities (English)
Authored By:
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome DSc DD.
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