Tuesday, June 12, 2012

FINDING OUT WHAT PLEASES GOD --A search into the Scriptures


Our connection with God is a relationship and it is more than any relationship in the world and has to be given the first priority.  Understanding the individuals is vital for any healthy relationship.  The longer you get to know someone, the more you should know about what makes that person happy. It is evident that you do not know a person well if you do not know what he/she likes. God will let you know what He likes, what pleases Him, if you just want to know.  In Ephesians 5:10 Paul commands us to find out what pleases God and live accordingly.  Hebrews 11:6 ----And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.

Ephesians 1:5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

Ephesians 1:9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:

Today, let us dig deeper to learn more about God and what pleases Him from the pages of Bible for the word of God says in Ephesians 5: 9 and 10 "Live as children of light  (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth)  and find out what pleases the Lord."

I. GOD IS A CREATOR AND HE ENJOYS CREATING THINGSRev. 4:11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

II. GOD THE FATHER IS PERFECT AND IT PLEASED GOD THAT ALL THINGS BE COMPLETE IN JESUS:
 
 Colossians 1:19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;
 
III. GOD IS SO COMPASSIONATE AND IT PLEASES GOD TO SAVE THE SINNERS--Ezekiel 33:11 Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?

 Isa 53:10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand. 
 

1 Cor. 1:21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.

IV. GOD IS ZEALOUS AND FAITHFUL AND IT PLEASES GOD TO BLESS HIS PEOPLE---Numbers 24:1 And when Balaam saw that it pleased the LORD to bless Israel, he went not, as at other times, to seek for enchantments, but he set his face toward the wilderness

V. GOD IS PLEASED IN THE WELL-BEING OF HIS SERVANTS -Psalm 35:27 “The LORD be exalted, who delights in the well-being of his servant.”


VI. GOD IS PLEASED WITH THOSE WHO FEAR HIM AND WHOSE HOPE IS ON HIM----Psalm 147:11 the LORD delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love.

VII. GOD IS PLEASED TO DISCIPLINE THEM THAT HE LOVES –----Proverbs 3:12 because the LORD disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in.

VIII. GOD IS PURE AND IS PLEASED WITH THE BLAMELESS WALK---Proverbs 11:20 -- The LORD detests those whose hearts are perverse, but he delights in those whose ways are blameless.

IX. GOD HATES LIES AND IS PLEASED WITH TRUSTWORTHY PEOPLE---Proverbs 12:22 ---The LORD detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy.

X. GOD IS PLEASED WITH INTEGRITY ---1 Chronicles 29:17 --I know, my God, that you test the heart and are pleased with integrity

XI. GOD IS THOUGHTFUL AND IT PLEASED GOD TO DESIGN BODIES FOR US
--- 1 Corinthians 15:38 But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body.

XII. GOD IS GENEROUS AND IT PLEASES GOD TO GIVE US THE KINGDOM---

Luke 12:32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

Colossians 3:24 Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.

2 Timothy 2:12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:


XIII. GOD IS THE BOSS AND IT PLEASES GOD TO DESIGNATE JOBS FOR US -
1 Cor. 12:18 But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him.  Galatians 1:15 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace.

Hope this has been a blessing to you all.  Please feel free to share with me your thoughts based on the scriptures the things that please God that we can apply in our daily walk with God!!
 
- by:  Shanta S. Daniel
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  1. Thanks for Sharing, what Lord shared to you !:)

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