STRIVING TO PLEASE GOD

APRIL 13|TUESDAY
BIBLE READING|LUKE 9:23-24

The truth of our calling is that we serve a God who is ready and willing to bless us. Repeatedly, He tells us in His word that He desires to manifest His glory in the lives of His children for His name’s sake. The glory of the Almighty God is to be seen in the church. This is why the LORD fulfils the desires of those who fear Him, in order to show case His glory in the world through them.

It is our duty therefore, to position ourselves on the path of His favour, so that His glory can be manifest through our lives and circumstances. There are several ways to approach this. Here is what our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ said to us in Luke 9:23-24, “Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.” (NKJV).

How do we get the LORD Jehovah to fulfill our desires? It is by losing our desires in His desires. We deny ourselves of those things that matter to us and take up the things that matter to Him. Then suddenly, we turn around to discover that as we pursued the things that mattered to Him, He was secretly pursuing all the things that mattered to us. King David knew this to be true, hence he wrote in Psalm 37:4, “Delight yourself also in the LORD, and He shall give you the desires of your heart.”

PRAYER: Lord, please help me to please you in everything I do.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR |1 SAMUEL 22-24 & LUKE 12:1-31

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