The Desire to Please Him
"For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him"
(Philippians 2:13, NLT)
TODAY'S WORD from Joel and Victoria
Do you desire to please Him? When you become a believer by accepting Jesus as your Lord and Savior, God begins working in you. He changes your desires from self-seeking to God-seeking. When you make a wrong choice or do something that displeases Him, most times, you know it immediately. There's uneasiness on the inside of you. You might even feel a little sick to your stomach. That's because the desire to please God is built inside of you. That "feeling" is the Spirit's gentle conviction that keeps us on the path He has for us.
But notice He didn't just give you the desire to please Him; He gave you the power to please Him, too. He didn't just call you; He equipped you! Follow that inner prompting so that your actions will line up with your heart's desire. And remember, even when you make a mistake, even when you have a setback, God is always ready to help you. He loves you so much, and He wants the best for you. He wants you to continue growing spiritually. His plans and purposes for your life are good. And when you are submitted to Him, nothing can stop the Almighty God from accomplishing great things in and through you!
A PRAYER FOR TODAY
Father in heaven, thank You for filling me with the desire to please You. I know that as I follow Your promptings, You are leading me in the path of life. I love You and bless Your holy Name. In Jesus' Name. Amen.