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Friday, September 23, 2011

Presentation Ministries: The Pleasure of God


Access website: Presentation Ministries


If you asked yourself: "Am I happy?", what would be an honest answer? Many people are more busy than blessed (Haggai 1:6), more stuffed than nourished, and more jaded than exhilarated (Haggai 1:6). The more stuff they get, the more empty they become. They have holes in their pockets and, worse than that, holes in their hearts (Haggai 1:6).

We will be happy if we forget our pleasures and try to give God pleasure.

A selfish, pleasure-seeking life is a lonely, compulsive life. A life of giving God pleasure is a life of love and communion.

Happiness is refusing to enjoy pleasures alone, without God. Happiness is giving Him pleasure and sharing only in His pleasures.

Prayer: Father, take pleasure in me. "Pleasing to Him be my theme; I will be glad in the Lord" (Psalm 104:34).

Praise: Learn to offer all we do for God's glory, whether it be service to the poor or an evening shared with friends.