WHOM DO YOU LONG TO PLEASE?
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.” Deuteronomy 6:5
Whom do you long to please more than anyone else in the world? If it’s not the Lord, it’s time to make a change. If it’s your husband, wife, children, parents, grandchildren, boss, pastor, best friend, co-worker, fiance, boyfriend, girlfriend, your dog, absolutely anyone other than Jesus, now is the time to make the change.
For years, I told people I believed in Jesus Christ as Lord. But my life made clear He was not my first love. I lived for me not Him. And I desired to please myself and others more than I desired to please Jesus. Then the Lord led me to repentance, drew me to Himself, led me into His Word, began to teach me by His Spirit the Bible, began to purify me, to prune me, to refine me, to transform me, to teach me His ways, and caused me by His lovingkindness and mercy to fall head over heels in love with Him. More in love with Him, friend, by the very day!
Now I long to please Jesus more than anyone else in the world. He is my first love and my greatest priority. I long to bring Him praise, honor, joy, pleasure, worship, and glory! For I delight in Him more than anyone in the universe.
Long to please Jesus, friend. Long to please Him more than anyone else. May He be your first love forevermore!