“Your DESIRE to please me is not enough,” the Holy Spirit of God spoke to my heart.
Doesn’t it seem that it would be enough to WANT to please God?
“You need to obey,” the Holy Spirit continued. Then He went on to tell me what He specifically wanted me to do in obedience to Him.
May seem that to us humans self-centered by nature that it is enough to DESIRE to please the Lord Jesus Christ, but oh this is not the case!
DESIRE is simply WANTING. But pleasing God needs to come with ACTION.
We can have all the DESIRE in the world to please God, but to truly please God we need to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, to love the Lord Jesus Christ, and to live in obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ.
“But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” Hebrews 11:6 NKJV
“He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me…” John 14:21 NKJV
“You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe—and tremble! But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead?…You see then that a man is justified by works, and not by faith only.” James 2:19-24 NKJV