Every good gift we have definitely come from God, and He wants to give us more “pleasure forevermore.” In gratitude for all He has done for us, what can you and I absolutely do to please Him? Or rather, how to please God.
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Finding a gift that will definitely please God can seem challenging a times! Thankfully the Bible made us know not only what God hates (such as in Proverbs 6:16-19) but what He delights in as well. You and I will be most fulfilled when we fulfill God’s purpose for our lives because He loves us and wants us to please him.
HOW TO PLEASE GOD [FIVE WAYS]
- HAVE FAITH IN THE LORD:
Hebrews 11:6 says: 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.
This Scripture identifies faith, belief in God and believing that He will do what He says He will do as a requirement for pleasing God. It also gives a good example of this kind of faith:
Hebrews 11:5 Says: By faith Enoch was taken away so that He did not see death, and was not found, because God had taken him for before he was taken he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
- ALWAYS BE SPIRITUALLY MINDED:
Romans 8:6-8 says that:
6 for to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
The Bible tends to contrasts two mind set: The normal, human one (the fleshly, carnal mind we all know) and the one that is led by the Spirit of God (the spiritual mind, read Romans 8: 9). Having the Holy Spirit dwelling in us and therefore leading us to another prerequisite for pleasing God.
Acts 2:38 says, the apostle Peter summarized the process God has set for us to follow to receive Holy Spirit. “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
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- FEAR GOD ALWAYS:
Psalm 147:11 says: The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy. Psalm 147 described God as the “healer of the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds” (verse 3). The Scripture tend to praise His mercy, His knowledge (He knows the names of all the stars) and His ability to save the humble (verse 4-6).
The Bible permits us to fear God, not because it will be to his favor, but because it is always good for us to accurately recognize that He is more powerful than anything we could think of.
The proper fear and respect of God will prevent us from sinning (Exodus 20:20) It reminds us that God will hold us accountable for all our actions.
- STUDY AND FOLLOW JESUS CHRIST’S EXAMPLE:
Matthew 17:5 says: While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, this is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.
During a revelation of the future Kingdom of God which is known as the transfiguration, God impressed on Peter, James and John the preeminence of Jesus Christ. Jesus truly was the Son of God, and there is no one who has ever pleased God more. You and I should all hear Him and always follow His example.
- OBEY GOD ALWAYS:
1 Samuel 15:22 says: And Samuel said, Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.
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God doesn’t command us to obey just because it will favor Him, but because it’s for our own good (Deuteronomy 10:13) His laws and commands are very beneficial; and as a result of obeying Him, we grow in godly, righteous character. We become more like Him.
To mention the few, these are tips on how to please God, do well to share to everyone because they need it more than you do. Happy sharing