Jan 29, 2018

Living to Please - By Pat Stanton

Are you living your life totally committed to the will of God? Was Jesus serious when He spoke about loving God with your whole life? I think this is exactly what He had in mind in Matthew 22:37, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind."

How can we possibly live a life with this degree of devotion? There must be a spirit of submission to the rule and reign of the life of Jesus Christ. Without submission, we will not bend our knees or heart in prayer on a daily basis.

If we don't develop a life of prayer, then our knowledge of the Father's heart will be limited. It's in prayer, and up out of prayer that we receive the guidance to know the will of God.

We learn to please the Father and desire His will, as we're loving the Son and yielding to the Holy Spirit. As we love Him, we will live out His will. Many times we want to do our will and then ask God to bless and direct. But, I know it works much better when we quietly yield to His will.