“For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him” Philippians 2:13
Do you desire to please God? When we become a believer by accepting Jesus as our Lord and Savior, God begins working in us. He changes our desires from self-seeking to God-seeking. When you and I sin it displeases Him, most times, we know it immediately. There’s uneasiness on the inside of us. We might even feel a little sick to our stomach. That’s because the desire to please God is built inside of us. That “feeling” is the Spirit’s gentle conviction (not condemnation) that keeps us on the path He has for us.
But notice He didn’t just give us the desire to please Him; He gave us the power to please Him, too. He didn’t just call us; He equipped us! Let me encourage you like I do myself to follow that inner prompting so that your actions will line up with your heart’s desire. And remember, even when you make a mistake (sin), even when you have a setback, just repent of your sin (to turn away from it) God is always ready to help you. He loves you so much, and He wants the best for you. He wants you to continue growing spiritually. His plans and purposes for your life are good. And when you are submitted to Him, nothing can stop the Him from accomplishing great things in and through you!
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Jesus is a safe harbor
I am a follower of Jesus. I am a grateful delivered woman who was once an addict, but now God has restored me and renewed me. I have been redeemed and remade by our Creator through salvation of His Son, Jesus Christ! I just want to share what God has done in my life that you may have the opportunity to experience the same joy He gave me. I give God all the glory for everything in my life for I couldn't accomplish anything apart from Him.
If ye shall know the truth, the truth shall set you free, John 8:32.
He puts people in my life that help me and gives me the opportunity to help another. I am never surprised by his love and blessings. God has placed a confidence and love in myself that I have never had before… so "Thank you God".. for the many True Blue Christians you have put in my life and for all the blessings you bestow on me daily. I have not come this far without lots of prayers and the help and love of my true friends and family and I thank you God for those special people in my life. You are 100% my Savior! I will forever have your name on my lips.
I realize now with lots of prayer and reading of the Word… that all the answers were here for me and I never asked the questions. Although I still struggle daily with other life’s daily cards that are dealt, I have an attitude now of “NO MATTER WHAT “– I will praise You, Lord~~~through my storms and my triumphs! I have much more to share and would love to answer any questions anyone may have for through all my trials what has come to be is that I want to help others to see what I didn’t see and hopefully prevent the same hurts, guilt, shame and woes that I had to deal with and give them the best gift of all… JESUS!
I believe it's important that we know who we are in God ... We are a one of a kind and God has made us like no other for a purpose- His purpose. Yes, bad things happen and yes, we make poor choices, but we don't have to continue to make them. God's mercies are new each day. Once we realize, know and most importantly believe who we are in Christ, that we are a child of God, we are not an accident, and whatever the circumstances before us each day no matter what they are... God gives us the choice and the power of Him to choose right and live right. We no longer have to live in the past, but in the present and look with expectation to the future with God by our side guiding us and directing our steps. He is our strength and our hope needs to reside in Him. Let his power and love work in your life today and see that life does not have to be the way you are living now. He wants to help you, but you have to let him. He can't make us come to him, he is not lost - WE ARE!
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3 thoughts on “Do you desire to please God?”
What a timely & important message you have shared.
Thank you; I reblogged it.
It teaches that FAITH is a Grace that can be accepted or rejected.
God remains in charge, whether we desire it or not.
Continued Blessings dear friend,
Thank you so much! 🙂