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Thought and Prayer for Thursday, May 17, 2018

Thursday, May 17, 2018

May 17, 2018 GREAT IN GOD’S EYES

As children, we wanted to please our parents. We wanted to do the right things so they would be proud. And when they praised us for a great job, we would feel good. That praise felt so good we continued to seek ways to be rewarded for doing good things. As we grew older, we continued to seek praise from others. And when we didn’t get it, we got disappointed. Some of us may have turned to doing wrong because we felt like it didn’t matter if we did right or wrong. However, we should really only live to please God. As children and adults. Pleasing God will bring true rewards that will last for eternity. And God does notice all that we do. We should strive to be great in God’s eyes by living in obedience to Him.

Hebrews 11:6b “Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.” (NLT)

1. Write down who you live to please.
2. List the people who have let you down.
3. Know God wants you to seek to please only Him.
4. Start today living for Him and obeying His word.

Dear Lord, thank You for all You do. Help us to remember we are not here to please man. Remind us we are here to live for and please only You. We know our purpose is to please You. We know when we do Your will, You will see our motives and know our hearts. Only You have the real rewards we need. We want to live for and obey only You. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

We should focus on doing God’s will and stop trying to please man.

God knows our motives and our hearts. We are to live for Him and do what He calls us to do.

1 Thessalonians 2:4b “Our purpose is to please God, not people. He alone examines the motives of our hearts.” (NLT)

When we stop trying to please others and start living for God, our frustrations with others will end.

When we seek to please God, He will show us how to best serve others.

Galatians 1:10 “Obviously, I’m not trying to win the approval of people, but of God. If pleasing people were my goal, I would not be Christ’s servant.” (NLT)
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