PLEASING JESUS💥 - from a page of Rex's journal
Paul saw Jesus and this desire to please Him became his reason for living. It should be ours.💥
“So we make it our goal to please Him, whether we are at home in the body or away from it.”
2 Corinthians 5:9 NIV
I love the word ambition in this next translation.🌟
“Therefore we also have as our ambition, whether at home or absent, to be pleasing to Him.”
2 Corinthians 5:9 NASB
“By faith Enoch was taken up so that he would not see death; AND HE WAS NOT FOUND BECAUSE GOD TOOK HIM UP; for he obtained the witness that before his being taken up he was pleasing to God. And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”
Hebrews 11:5-6 NASB
So this next verse is Jesus speaking. And Jesus realized that as long as each choice pleased Abba, (His Daddy) He would always be filled with confidence that His Father would be with Him. That revelation is the key to us living a confident life free of fear.
“And He who sent Me is with Me; He has not left Me alone, for I always do the things that are pleasing to Him."”
John 8:29 NASB
Being pleasing to Jesus is our primary focus each day and yet it is completely done in Christ. Ha! We have the power "In Christ" to walk in the Spirit.
“(for the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth), trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord.”
Ephesians 5:9-10 NASB
Here it is in the Amplified. I love this translation.
“For the fruit (the effect, the product) of the Light or the Spirit [consists] in every form of kindly goodness, uprightness of heart, and trueness of life. And try to learn [in your experience] what is pleasing to the Lord [let your lives be constant proofs of what is most acceptable to Him].”
Ephesians 5:9-10 AMP
Much Love To All,