Doing Things that Please Him

1 John 3:21-22(New Living Translation)—21) Dear friends, if our conscience is clear, we can come to God with bold confidence. 22) And we will receive whatever we request because we obey Him and do the things that please Him.
(Read all of “1 John 3” when you have a chance).

Obeying His commandments—loving God and loving others pleases Him. When we see people in need, it is showing kindness and love for them when we help them. We are to love people by actions, not just saying, “Oh yes, I love others.” Doing for others without expecting something in return is love. Go out of your way to love one another.

One day I went to lunch with my Aunt and Uncle. My aunt must have noticed my sandals were old and just about falling off of my feet. (They were so comfortable, I really didn’t think about it). Out of the blue, she handed me some money and told me to buy myself a new pair of sandals. That was kindness in action. I never seemed to have enough money left over after bills to get a pair. The amount of money my Aunt gave me was exactly the price of the shoes I bought. This was an answer to prayer.

One month I needed to buy a dog license, but I didn’t have enough money. My neighbor needed a ride out of town and gave me some gas money. You know, it was just enough money for the dog license! God is so faithful—He does provide for His children. It’s wonderful what a loving Father we have who even takes care of the little things. He does reward His children when we obey His commandments. This pleases God.

Matthew 6:3-4(NLT)—3) But when you give to someone, don’t tell your left hand what your right hand is doing. Give your gifts in secret and your Father, who knows all secrets, will reward you.

God loves us so much and is deserving of all our love. I love pleasing Him by telling people of His love for us. I like to share the hope that He gives me. Hopefully, that will bring more people to Christ.

Our actions let us know when we are living in His truth or not. Our integrity means doing right, even when no one is watching because God sees everything we do; even something as simple as walking around the clothing department of a store and seeing a shirt on the floor. Do you walk right by or pick it up and put it back on its hanger? Even the littlest things are important, and that pleases God.

Believing in Jesus Christ is God’s commandment, and when we obey Him we live in fellowship with them and they fellowship with us. We know He does because He lives in us as the Holy Spirit. I love pleasing God.

Do you love Father God; His Son, Jesus Christ; and the Holy Spirit? (Do you know them)? Show Him with your actions. Spend time with Him. He will be pleased.

“Shine His Light”

John 8:12 (Amplified Bible)–Once more Jesus addressed the crowd. He said, “I am the Light of the world. He who follows Me will not be walking in the dark, but will have the Light which is Life.”

Matthew 5:16–“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”

Hoping to be more like You
Knowing You would like me to
With You it is possible
Because You do the impossible

If only I could
Like I know I should
Show Your light
With all my might

You are my motivation
I’d have no realization
If it wasn’t for You–
I didn’t always know what to do

I learned so much from you–The more I read your Word
I know You are my shepherd who safely leads His herd
You wrote “The truth will set you free”
That is exactly what you did for me!

Would you like to know how
I am able to really show love now
By putting Christ first in my life
Helps me have less stress and strife.

God, You have made me as free as a bird who flies above
By learning and knowing all about your unconditional love
I hope everyone will see
Your light shining through me

It is a pleasure for me to share Your story
And a privilege to always give You the Glory
Because the joy You bring me is always overflowing
Every time I see what You bring to others–their hope and joy is always growing.

Jesus, I love You and Your light.
Help me always to do what is right.
May Your light shine through me
So it is only You that others will see!

Luke 18:27–But He said, “What is impossible with men is possible with God.”

John 15:11 (Amplified Bible)–I have told you these things, that My joy and delight may be in you, and that your joy and gladness may be of full measure and complete and overflowing.

Praise God!

The Lord Is With You

(A Poem)

When things get tough
The Lord will be with you
It may seem rough
But He really is with you
It may be hard to believe
When all you do is grieve

Always believe the Lord is with you

Situations may build up
Do you just want to give-up
There seems to be no way out
So all you do is doubt
Remember your faith-the Lord hears you
Pray because hope is in reach when you do

Always believe the Lord is with you

In this life we will still have to face
worldly problems which seems out of place
When we include God in our plans
He will take things into His hands
He really does care what happens to us
His timing is perfect so you must trust

Always believe the Lord is with you

The impossible
Becomes possible
It is good to know
The Lord is with you
Faith gives you joy
He loves to hear you rejoice

Always believe the Lord is with you

Psalm 34:17-19 (Common English Bible)–
17) When the righteous cry out, the LORD listens
He delivers them from all their troubles.
18) The LORD is close to the brokenhearted;
He saves those whose spirits are crushed.
19) The righteous have many problems,
but the LORD delivers them from every one.

Matthew 28:20–“…and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.