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We Have the Privilege of Pleasing Jesus

Enjoy the opportunity to come before King Jesus and fully please Him. And let those around you know how pleased you are in them.


Our verse for today comes from Colossians 1:10, ” That you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. “


I managed not to say anything this time. Every now and then I can do it, but considering the number of opportunities I have, the occasional success is not all that impressive. And with six kids, there seems to be an opportunity coming at me every time I turn around. So what is this arena of the too-infrequent victory? Where am I coming up woefully short, in spite of my most recent success? It happens when my kids come to me, looking to please me and gain my approval. Too often, which doesn’t have to be that numerous to qualify when your kids are concerned, their craving for my acceptance is met with a mix of reward and rebuke. Nothing too harsh, usually, but just enough to temper what should be complete satisfaction and pleasure. Surely they approach me thinking that they will fully please me, only to hear too often a qualified congratulations or a further challenge to meet. I hope it doesn’t happen as often as I think, but the times I can recall are stinging and vivid.


So what about Paul’s prayer here for the Colossians? He’s praying that they may walk worthy of Jesus, fully pleasing Him. Those Colossians, and all of Christ’s followers since, have been given the opportunity to fully please the One who is sinless and eternal. Now, I don’t know how often any of us are accomplishing this. I am certain I am not walking worthy and being fruitful in every good work. But that shouldn’t stop us from coming to Him. It absolutely doesn’t stop my children from coming to me, and I’m a faulty dad who blows it way too often. Just knowing that the possibility exists keeps them looking up into my face for that feeling that only I can give them. And so we keep coming to Jesus. And somehow, with His help, He enables us to fully please Him. Then He smiles and gives us what only He can give. And hopefully, we’ll turn and pass it on to the ones who come to us. And thank Him for another opportunity.


As we seek Him today, enjoy the opportunity to come before King Jesus and fully please Him. And let those around you know how pleased you are in them.

AuthorRich Holt | BCWorldview.org 

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