I was up in the middle of the night as I often am spending time with the Lord without the usual distractions and busyness of the day when these words came to me. I was too tired to get out of bed and go to my computer, so I simply grabbed a pen and wrote them down on the closest thing to paper I could find. The side of my tissue box. There the words were the next morning to remind me of this message that is near and dear to my heart. Making God Happy.
For most of my life thus far, I have done what the world teaches us to do. Seek happiness no matter the cost to achieve it. Today, a totally devoted follower of the Lord Jesus Christ, at long last I am living the way God intended us all to live. For Him. And for others. Which brings me to this. What if we all stopped living to make ourselves happy and started living to make God happy? What would our hearts and lives look like? What would this world look like? What would YOUR life look like?
What if each and every day you lived to make God happy? To love, praise, adore, revere, honor, fear, obey, serve, worship, and glorify the Lord no matter the cost to self? Would your life look different than it is right now? Are you ready to make any and all changes God wants you to make in order to make Him happy? Are you ready to live utterly for the Lord?
Friend, I wouldn’t go back to living for self for anything in the world. I find no greater joy than in the Lord and than in loving and serving Him with all my heart, loving others as myself, and striving to make God happy. Even writing this brings a smile to my heart and face.
Please, I implore you, do what Jesus tells us to do. Deny self, take up your cross, and follow the Lord. Make God happy. I believe with all my heart there is no fleeting worldly happiness that can compare to the joy of Jesus and living for Him! Amen!
“And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.” Luke 9:23 KJV