God’s Pleasure

March 19, 2015

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“You are worthy, O Lord our God, to receive glory and honor and power. For you created all things, and they exist because you created what you pleased.”

~Revelation 4:11, NLT


God is not proud…He will have us even though we have shown that we prefer everything else to Him.

~CS Lewis

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Unthinkable it would seem, God created for His pleasure and to add to the mystery, He decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what He wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.  God’s mysterious plan is revealed in Christ and this is the plan: At the right time He will bring everything together under the authority of Christ—everything in heaven and on earth. This plan is to fulfill God’s own good pleasure.

So God is not a miserable unhappy God, He is a God who delights in His creation and takes pleasure in seeing us grow and mature into the likeness of Christ. Paul said, “God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.” Imagine you and I bringing delight to God. Jesus passion was to please or to bring pleasure to the Father and He did: twice God spoke from heaven and said, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

How do we please the Father? We love what He loves. He loves Jesus, faith, obedience, sacrificial giving, kindness, mercy and praise just to mention a few. It is not impossible: you could make God smile today.

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  • TODAY WE PRAY FOR THOSE FACING TRIALS. My uncle [the only survivor of my daddy’s generation] had surgery last Thursday and he had has a difficult time. He is 89 years old and the surgery was a success but he is having trouble getting his strength back. Lift up a prayer for Floyd and Lucille Bailey.
  • Consistency is not our strength anymore: after that fantastic crowd last Wednesday, we dropped back to normal. The school having a game on Wednesday evening doesn’t help. There is no reason for us to be so unfaithful to the LORD’s work. It light of His goodness to us; you would think we would be more conscientious about serving Him.
  • No Deacon’s meeting this Sunday. We begin at 9:15 with LCBS, worship at 10:15, Visitation at 4:30 and Celebration at 6:00.

Keri and Kane


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