Heb. 13:20, 21 Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.
Most of us desire to be pleasing to people, which we’re conditioned toward from infancy to bring a smile to the faces of our parents. Nothing wrong with putting smiles on their faces, I’ve put a few on mine. What about God?
As the writer of Hebrews closes this letter implores “the God of peace” to work in us “what is well pleasing in His sight”. There myriads of ways in which to please the Father that not only please Him but benefit us as well.
I must confess much of my life has been spent in attempts to please people. Yet in a recent time of prayer the desire to be pleasing to God overwhelmed me. There isn’t a desire to be displeasing to people, but the priority is pleasing Him; bringing joy to Him.
Father of light’s open my eyes and heart to know and understand what brings You pleasure and joy through my life!