by: Bill Williams
Seek to Please Me above all else. As you journey through today, there will be many choice-points along your way. Most of the day's decisions will be small ones you have to make quickly. You need some rule of thumb to help you make good choices. Many people's decisions are a combination of their habitual responses and their desire to please themselves or others. This is not My way for you. Strive to please Me in everything, not just the major decisions. This is possible only to the extent that you are living in close communion with Me. When My Presence is your deepest delight, you know almost instinctively what will please Me. A quick glance at Me is all you need to make the right choice. Delight yourself in Me more and more; seek My pleasure in all you do.
John 8:29 (NIV)
29 The one who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for I always do what pleases him."
Hebrews 11:5-6 (NIV)
5 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.
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.
Psalm 37:4 (NIV)
4 Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.
~ Jesus Calling...Enjoying Peace in His Presence, by Sarah Young
Bible in One Year: Jeremiah 37-39; Hebrews 3