You Are Sure to Please Him
If you’re like me—and many other believers—you want to please God every day. And what’s so wonderful is that God has told us exactly how to do this. Hebrews 11:6 tells us that it is impossible to please God without faith.
Faith pleases God because it gives Him access into your life. He needs access in order to remove burdens, destroy yokes and make of you a living demonstration of His desire to bless people and prosper them. But He has it only when we both 1) believe that He is, and 2) believe that He is the rewarder of those who diligently seek Him (Hebrews 11:6).
Acting on His Word is acting in faith. It gives Him the opportunity to heal your body, to prosper you, to save your children, to deliver your children from drugs—whatever it is you want and need. Faith not only gives Him access into your life, but it gives you access into His grace—His divine favor and blessings.
Third John 2 says, “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.”
Look at what His prosperity includes. To prosper, by the definition in the dictionary, means “to excel in something desirable, to go forward.” You desire to be well. You desire to be born again. You desire to go to heaven. You desire to please your Heavenly Father. You desire to feed your family. You desire to excel in whatever it takes to preach the gospel. That’s prospering.
God wants you to excel in the entire realm of human existence: spirit, soul, body, financial and social. He wants you to be born again, baptized in the Holy Ghost, learning about faith, and walking by faith. He wants your mind renewed to the Word of God and walking in His wisdom—the God-given ability to use knowledge. His desire is that you know His healing power and walk in divine health. He delights when you have your financial needs met and have an abundance to give to every good work. In every relationship, He wants you to be a strong witness and lighthouse of His love, His way, His will and His power, helping others to prosper and know the Word of God.
God has committed Himself to your success in every area of life. Meditate that. Keep this thought in your mind all the time: My God receives pleasure from my excelling by faith in every area of my life. Think on this all day today and live it! You’ll be sure to please Him!
Speak the Word
“The Lord has pleasure in my prosperity. I prosper in every area of my life.” (Psalm 35:27)
Heiligschriftstudium: Galatians 3:6-11; Hebrews 10:38; 1 John 3:22