Living To Please God: By Apostle Cathy Farmer
Proverbs 16: says when a man’s ways are pleasing to the Lord, He makes even His enemies live at peace with him. Jesus is our perfect example of a man who pleased God, who he called our Father. His mission on earth was to do exactly what the Father wanted him to do. Jesus said in John 14:31 the world must learn that I love the Father and I do exactly what my Father has commanded me.
Are we truly walking in obedience to what the Father is telling us to do through the power of the Holy Spirit? We are supposed to be a reflection of every revelational word that God sends to us from heaven. Are we walking in the ways of God or are we walking in our own way? In the today’s church most Christians is saying I got to be myself, well, when are we going to allow the Holy Spirit to make us like Jesus?
That is what’s wrong in the Body of Christ today, it is too much self and not enough of Jesus formed in us. Listen to what Jesus says about himself when it comes to pleasing the Father: By myself I can do nothing: I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just, for I seek not to please myself but him who sent me (John5:30). He also said I do nothing on my own but speak just what the Father has taught me. The one who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for I always do what pleases him (John 8:28b, 29).
Jesus never put God the Father second, he was always first in his life, that’s why his assignment on earth was successful and he finished the assignment on time. He, to, had many enemies that could have stopped or delayed what he was sent to the earth to do. But because his ways were pleasing to God nothing or no one could stop him from fulfilling the will of the Father. For Jesus said my food is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish His work (John 4:34). Let’s get back to being more like Jesus and less of self and finish His work.
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