Posts Tagged ‘pleasing’

Proverbs 16:7

King James Version (KJV)

When a man’s ways please the Lord, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.

For a person to please the Lord they need to have faith. (Hebrews 11:6) Reverence pleases the Lord. (Proverbs 1:7) Living right before the Lord pleases Him. (Romans 6:13)

Staying obedient to the Lord and His calling on your life will please the Lord. I am talking about pleasing the Lord in everything you do. How many of you want to please the Lord? Is it your life mission to please the Lord? Do you want your enemies to be at peace with you? Pleasing the Lord is more than just obedience. God is wanting someone who desires to live to please Him. Most of us have a mission statement for our own life. We have places we want to visit and things we want to do. The only problem with our own mission statement is… It’s about ME, ME, ME. When the inward focus is moved to focus on God other than ourselves we will cause pleasure to come. The Lord is our Creator and our number one priority is to please Him. Why? Because He is the one who takes care of you. When you give Him your best He always blesses you. When you focus on Him you will please the Lord. Why? Because you will not have time to do your own thing.

When I was a young teenager all I wanted to do was please everyone else and be popular. So I went to great extremes to become popular. I never became popular, no matter what I did. It seemed like in all my trying all I received was more heartache and pain. As I became a young adult I continued to try to please everyone, only to keep failing. As I have gotten older I am at a place and saying it does not matter if I please anyone because I am not looking to fulfill me. As a Pastor today I am looking only to please one person in my life… God. I am not saying I don’t please my wife or children but they are not the first ones I want to please. My focus is about the Lord and His ways.

Dreams and goals are good and I believe the Lord wants you to fulfill them. However I know that the Lord wants you to make Him your first priority over everything else. Living righteous before the Lord will please Him. However to live righteous a person must have faith in the Lord and trust in His Word. Knowing what the Lord wants is the first step to pleasing Him. Trying to please man will only bring you heartache and pain. When you please the Lord you will also please those around you. Why? Because you’re making the Lord first.

What should a man’s ways be according to this scripture? Living faithfully, holy, righteous, sanctified, delivered and sold out to the Lord. These things please the Lord. So if you want to bring pleasure to someone live right before God and you will please Him. Make your life goal to please the Lord. Make your life mission to please the Lord. Pleasing the Lord is a choice we make. If you want to please someone without the headache and heartache please God because He always rewards. Diligently seek Him and your reward will be visible for everyone to see. Why? Because God rewards in the open.

Be Blessed!

Scripture Study: Proverbs 16:1-9

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Stimulated Faith

Posted: June 1, 2012 in Faith
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Hebrews 11:6

King James Version (KJV)

6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

I really love this verse in the Bible. Why? Because it tells us what pleases God. This verse also tells us what He will do for them that seek Him. As I think about this scripture I am reminded of the miracles I have witnessed and participated in. Some time ago I prayed for a woman who had a very bad headache. She told me that she had this headache for sometime since her driving accident. I asked her if she would like me to pray for her. She said yes and that she agreed. I asked her if she had faith to receive. She said yes and that she agreed. I asked her if she would agree with me about her healing to occur immediately. She said yes and I agree. I have a person who will stand with me and agree according to the Word of God. We took the scripture Matthew 18:19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. We had agreement where the Word of God is concerned. We released our faith and she was healed the moment I commanded her body to come in line with the Word of God. God healed her body and she had no more pain!

Before all of this began I preached to her for about 4 minutes. I spoke about faith and agreement. I talked about God performing His Word. I talked about what pleases God and her faith was being stimulated. She became so excited, that her faith in God was about to be proven in her healing. She attached herself to the Word of God. She literally took Isaiah 53:5 like taking a pain pill. Isaiah 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

God is still in the healing business! God’s Word still works for more than just reading. Reading His Word is not enough. Preaching His Word is not enough. Praying His Word is not enough. God intended His Word to get results always. He wants you to have faith in His Word and release His Word on the earth. I am not saying to not pray. I am saying you need to use God’s Word like it was meant to be used. It is not just a good book to read. It is a faith book packed with power, dominion, authority, love, joy, peace, hope…ETC. I don’t use God like a candy store. I have a relationship with Him. When you have a relationship with the Father you better understand His character and why He is pleased by your faith.

The world is looking for real, not fake. Show the world, God’s Word is not a phenomenon or some magic trick. God’s Word is YES and AMEN! Yes means God can do it and Amen means it’s finished. Get your faith stimulated through the Word of God and expect changes to take place!

Scripture Study: Ephesians 2:1-10

Be Blessed!