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Bring Joy to God the Father

Making God, the Father Happy by the Way You Live!

God is Love!
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His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your Master.’ Matthew 25:23

I will rejoice in doing them good, and I will plant them in this land in faithfulness, with all My heart and all My soul. Jeremiah 32:41

These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. John 15:11

You are My friends if you do what I command you. John 15:14

Paul is saying: “the glorious gospel of the happy God.” crosswalk.com

God the Father is at once the Almighty One and your personal Father. One minute God, the Creator of the entire universe. The Creator of all and everything that is seen on earth. Creator of all that is unseen in the Heavenly realm. The next minute He is your loving Father listening and answering all your ardent prayers. Justifying and sanctifying you through Jesus Christ His Son.

His happiness is affected by your obedience to His ways and His desires for you. When you please Him it makes Him glad and He smiles. He is saddened when you stray from His commands and laws. God the Father demands obedience. His heart is gladdened by your love, trust and faith in Jesus.

You cannot regard God the Father as a distant God not involved personally and intimately in your life. You can get the joy of Jesus, God the Son by pleasing the Heavenly Father. It’s both a simple and profound truth that God’s Word, the Holy Bible teaches quite plainly.

What makes God the Father happy? When you love Him with all your heart, soul and mind. Pleasing God the Father is part and parcel of this sincere and genuine love. God and His Holy Spirit will give you the guidance and strength to resist temptation. To walk a life of purity that is righteous in the eyes of God. A life that is pleasing to Him. This will bring a smile to your Heavenly Father’s face. He will indeed be pleased with you.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Matthew 6:15

You say no to sin and yes to righteousness!

His Master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your Master.’ Matthew 25:21

Let us consider for a moment these words spoken by Jesus. These words although written by the Apostle Matthew over two millennia ago are directed to you and me. Jesus calls you as His present-day disciple. God the Father blessed you with talents and personal abilities. Jesus calls you to use these God-given gifts in His service. To daily serve God by serving the people around you.

Remember Jesus at the Last Supper with a towel wrapped around His waist. Bending at the knee, washing the feet of each of His beloved apostles. Recalling that this job was usually assigned to the lowest of the servants. Any of His apostles could have volunteered for this task. None however did.

Showing the world His perfect example. Jesus reached for the water-filled basin and removed His outer garment. And lovingly and caringly tended to the needs of each one there. He knew that Judas was about to betray Him. But Judas was addressed as a friend and his feet were cleaned and cared for.

This perfect example of service to God the Father would have, I imagine, brought tears of joy and pride to His Father’s eyes. You are even required, if necessary, to take risks for God’s service. Christ’s apostles were at times thrown in prison. At times became martyrs for the love of Jesus.

Simon of Cyrene being forced by the Roman soldiers to carry Christ’s cross became a symbol. He is not recognized by many followers of Jesus, our Lord and Saviour. Yet He should be. This Simon was the first to be called to pick up Christ’s cross and follow Jesus.

Simon not only carried Jesus’ cross, he relieved Christ of this heavy burden. You ease God’s sadness. Ease God’s pain. Pick up Christ’s cross by living a life that is pleasing to God the Father.

The picture of Simon the Cyrene struggling through the dusty streets with this heavy burden. Dragging this heavy cross. Lungs struggling for air. Shoulders cringing with pain. Illustrates just how hard at times following Jesus in our modern age will be. Simon most probably was the recipient of jeers and abuse. Jesus' present-day disciples will receive ridicule and will be misunderstood. You love Jesus with all your heart. You drag His heavy cross willingly. Knowing a reward awaits you in paradise.

Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in paradise. Luke 23:43

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Obedience is not the only way to make God the Father happy! God is LOVE! God loves you. Therefore, He loves the time you spend in His Holy presence. Finding quiet time each day in solitude with your loving Father.

Are you struggling in your quiet time with your Father? The problem isn’t your motive. You want to be in His presence. You set aside time each day. The issue maybe you are not able to sit peacefully in His presence. You are too easily distracted.

This is at times how I find myself. My mind wanders, thinking of things that call for my attention. Or, I may crave another cup of coffee, etc., etc. I try to spend time with my loving Father, but I am not at peace. I was not truly resting in His love.

So I sought comfort and help once more in His Word and the help of His Holy Spirit. I pray for forgiveness for my wanderings from His presence.

There is no better place to be than in God’s presence. I at times truly feel so at peace! Truly feel He is in the room with me. I at times feel His right hand holding mine. My troubled mind is calmed. I can speak to Him once more as my best friend. He listens. He understands. He is patient with me.

Allowing the teaching and love of Jesus, your Lord and Saviour to rule your life.

Salvation is brought by believing in the resurrected Christ.

Pleasing God and making Him happy means fully placing your faith and belief in Jesus, Son of God. You can make God really happy by trusting, relying on Him and obeying His guidance and commands. Even at the times, you don’t quite understand the ‘why.’

Ultimately trusting God’s love for you is the basis of His intentions. He always wants what is best for you.

Your motivation is to make Him happy! It is rooted and is found in your sincere and deep love for God the Father. Your gratitude to Jesus your Saviour for what He has done for you.

… so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him: bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; Colossians 1:10

Other than Jesus, there is no way to please God. Living a life dedicated to serving Him by serving your fellow man. Pleases God. Makes God really happy!

Living a life with an abundance of love for God the Father. Pleases God.

A deep understanding of His love for all His children. Pleases God.

Obedience to God’s commands and His desires. Pleases God.

Trusting in and believing in Jesus, Son of God. Pleases God.

Serving God by Serving other People. Pleases God.

The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty One who will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness; He will quiet you by His love; He will exult over you with loud singing. Zephaniah 3:17

God loves you and He always will!

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Diane Markey

Diane Markey

Professional Artist. I write stories about Inspiration, Love and Life Lessons. Written from my heart and from life experiences. Qualified Personal Counsellor.