Just As He is
Scripture For Today: Romans 12:1-2
What does it really mean to please God? What does it mean to delight oneself in the Lord?
He had just heard a minister preach who said that there was nothing that we could do to please God, and he was a bit confused about that statement.
When you delight yourself in the Lord, the end result is that you will live to please Him; and if you have a heart that seeks to please Him, you will end up delighting yourself in the Lord.
God desires for us to live to please Him; as the bible says in Revelations 4:11; He has created all things for His pleasure. To live to please God is the ultimate expression and manifestation of our love for Him. To please Him is to honour Him in every area of our lives. To please Him is to live the life of a disciple who will elevate God’s will above our own personal desires and aspirations. To please Him is to live like Romans 12:1
says in the Amplified translation of the bible:
“Therefore I urge you, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies [dedicating all of yourselves, set apart] as a living sacrifice, holy and well-pleasing to God, which is your rational (logical, intelligent) act of worship.”
think throw a bit more light on how we can delight ourselves in the Lord:
“3Trust in the LORD and do what is right!
Settle in the land and maintain your integrity!
4Then you will take delight in the LORD,
and he will answer your prayers.
5Commit your future to the LORD!
Trust in him, and he will act on your behalf.”
– Trust in the Lord
- – Do what is right
- – Then you will take delight in the Lord
- – Commit your future to Him, trust in Him
1. What is God saying to me in today’s message?
2. What was ministered to me in the bible verses that I read today?
3. What are the changes or adjustments I need to make in my life to align with the word of God?
4. What is my commitment to the word for today?
5. What practical steps can I take to benefit from the word I have read today?
To round up this series on love that we have been meditating
on over the past two weeks, I’ll like to share this prayer with you that I wrote during my quiet time a few months ago.
Just Like You Are – A Daily Prayer of Consecration