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Do you ever wonder if you’re doing enough to please God? I used to feel constant pressure to do more works and I was always checking my attitude. If I blew it I would beat myself up. Well, I’ve got some news for you. Doing more works and beating yourself up is not the way to please God.

One morning, I talked with God about this area.  I realized that He wants one primary thing from me: my fellowship. He wants me to give Him my attention, allowing my thoughts to turn to Him during the day. He wants me to praise, thank and worship Him. He wants me to tell Him how I feel about everything and to seek His guidance. He wants me to trust Him. This is what God wants from you as well.

Hebrews 11:6 tells you of another way to please God: using your faith. The first verse in that chapter defines faith. It’s the substance of what you hope for, the evidence of what you can’t see. When you go beyond your five senses to trust God’s promises, He is thrilled!

This is all part of walking with God. We make things difficult but God is easy. After all, He made salvation so simple that even a child can understand and receive it. Salvation is one of the greatest miracles any human can experience. To be taken from the arena of darkness and grafted into God’s Kingdom is tremendous. It stands to reason that God would make every other benefit just as easy to use.

If you’re worried about doing enough to please God, stop now. Spend time with Him. He loves you. He longs to hear your voice. Trust Him, seek His wisdom and pour out your concerns to Him. Come to Him with an attitude of praise and thanksgiving no matter what is going on in your life. He will speak to you and fill you with His peace. You’ll find bad situations changing. More importantly, you’ll be closer to the Lord and that’s what really counts.

Love,

Karin

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