Monday, February 26, 2018

Day 32: Live Life Devotional


We are Here to Bring God Pleasure

We need to think of what is pleasing to God:

Obedience is the key to success by God’s standards. In order to be obedient to God’s words, we ought to read God’s word to find out what he says we should do. We should develop a relationship with him by talking to him, asking him questions, and allowing the Holy Spirit to interpret the kingdom language to us.

What then is pleasing to God?



Showing your faith by being obedient

Being obedient by showing your faith

Let us meditate on this verse my friends:

Let us hear the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.

Ecclesiastes 12:13

Complete obedience allows us to get closer to God. The steps that we take through being obedient allows us to grow. This does take time. It is a process.

Since we were made to bring God pleasure, this is also part of our purpose. Remember God has provided you with everything that you need to carry out your purpose. Hence, the tools that you have are meant to bring God pleasure. Your tools are your gifts, talents, and abilities. Using these things to be obedient to God’s directions is a form of worship.

Rick Warren says that worship is multifaceted. And he is so very right. Please change your mind of your ideas about what worship is. You must know that worship is what you do, not just what you say.

Abraham found what he was looking for because of what he did by faith, not by what he claimed to do with his words. Abraham took action with what God gave him. He used his gifts, talents, and abilities to advance the Kingdom. He learned patience and he learned the voice of God. He grew in his obedience of what God told him to do. Abraham’s obedience was a form of worship. He followed the ways of the Lord. Why? Because of his faith; that God would do everything that he said. God found pleasure in Abraham’s worship.

“Worship is not what you do with your lips; it’s what you do with your life. All the singing, praying, and praising is worthless if it doesn’t lead to personal change and commitment. You can’t be a spectator in worship. Passive worship is an oxymoron. Real worship is offering yourself to live for God’s pleasure.”

-Rick Warren

On day 15 I had asked you to make a list of the things you do to spend time with Jesus. The things on your list are forms of worship because they bring God pleasure. You do these things by faith because you believe that God will do what he said he will do.

Keep doing these things because God wants to reveal more secrets to you. He wants to tell you who you are! He wants to show you the vision he has for you! He wants to do these things for his children! He finds pleasure in our obedience and he wants to reward us for our obedience!

“God-pleasing worship is based on scripture. Real worship is rooted in the Word; it’s based on truth, not our imagination. God pleasing worship is also from the heart. Made in God’s image, you are a spirit that resides in a body, and God designed your spirit to communicate with him. Worship is our spirit responding to God’s spirit.”

-Rick Warren


I have a second verse for you to think about and eventually memorize:

And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God.

Deuteronomy 28:2

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