Thursday, April 7, 2011

Pleasing God 4/5 Lifewords 4.7.11


I hope you are praying Colossians 1:9,10 with me for our families, church leaders and the Body of Christ that we would "be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God."

To live a life fully pleasing to our Lord! That is our intentional aim. Today let's look at Enoch. He was the seventh man from Adam. The most remarkable aspect of His life was that He walked with God and pleased God. Instead of dying he was just translated right into God's presence one day!


We first see Enoch in Genesis 5"11: "And after he became the father of Methuselah, Enoch walked with God 300 years and had other sons and daughters. 23 Altogether, Enoch lived 365 years. 24 Enoch walked with God; then he was no more, because God took him away."


He is mentioned again in Hebrews 11. "By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death; he could not be found, because God had taken him away. For before he was taken,  he was commended as one who pleased God.


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." Hebrews 11:5,6.


Enoch pleased God.  He walked with God. He had fellowship with God. He honored God. He was in a relationship with His God. And what caused God to be pleased with Enoch?  His faith. I pray this will be our testimony, that our faith pleases God! How is your faith in God's Word and His faithfulness today? A life fully pleasing to God is a life lived with child like faith in the Living God and  trust His Word and faithfulness.


Faith believes that God is, and that He rewards those who diligently seek Him. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. Pleasing God means being people of faith, not feelings of doubt or worry.  Pleasing God means trusting the Word of God, and His faithfulness, not in circumstances.   Faith is acting like you believe the Bible is true.  


People of faith are people of prayer. People of faith are people passionate about God's Word. People of faith are worshippers. You can tell just where a person is in their faith by listening to their words. Enoch pleased God because He walked with God and He lived by faith. If we want to live a life fully pleasing to God, we must learn to live by faith. The Holy Spirit will teach us as we yield to Him.  Always remember, You are His beloved!  Praying for you, amy.

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