“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?
Oh, but it is NOT enough to DESIRE to please God!
The Lord made Himself abundantly clear with what His Spirit said next.
“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.
We can say we believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. We can say we love the Lord Jesus Christ. We can say we WANT to please the Lord Jesus Christ.
But followers of Jesus are to BELIEVE IN HIM, to LOVE HIM, TO WANT TO PLEASE HIM, and to express our FAITH, LOVE, and DESIRE with OBEDIENCE TO HIM!
And with this must come a DYING TO SELF, a DENIAL OF SELF, whereby we are willing to forsake all to LIVE HUMBLY AND WHOLLY – FOR THE LORD!
We need to be willing to give up anything or anyone God tells us to sacrifice, to let go, to live in a manner pleasing to Him!
Where do you stand?
May you be humbly, wholly, daily, and forever HIS!
“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
“Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.” Luke 9:23 NKJV