Today: See what happens when you please God!
Passage: Ephesians 5, Jonah 1
8 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light 9 (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) 10 and find out what pleases the Lord. (Ephesians 5, NIV) – emphasis added
In The call of Paul to “find out what pleases the Lord” is for individuals as well as for Churches
Today, most Churches are conducted in the way certain people decide. But Jesus Christ owns the Church. People have no right to implement things that Jesus does not approve, in the Church
Each person has their own views, and that could be personal.
In the Church, it is the Lord’s views that should be implemented
The other day, I was listening to a missionary living and working in India. He was in India since age 5, where his father was a missionary.
When he was about 18/19, he committed his life for ministry
He came to the US, and liked to continue his ministry in the US
He had three dreams: To publish music CD’s in Tamil language, to conduct big open air crusades and to do TV ministry
But one day, while he was planning all these, God called him back to India
He was kind of shocked. He had some fear that caught him few days after he decided for ministry. He was also very afraid of getting in the airplane
Anyway, he decided to get some of his friends together and fast and pray about this. God spoke clearly to him through His word. David Stewart Jr. accepted the call. He took the airplane to India (www.jesusgiveslife.in)
One of the best English/Tamil songs you could ever hear, you can get from him
In Chennai, God blessed him to satisfy all his three dreams mentioned before
Many of us think, if we fully obey God, our dreams will never get fulfilled
Q: How many of our dreams got fulfilled so far?
Our dreams are mostly about material/physical things, most unfulfilled!
Submit your dreams to God; fulfill God’s dreams. God will fulfill our dreams
When we take steps in life/worship/ministry, make sure we do that which pleases the Lord
God bless your day
Prayer: Lord Jesus, I am sorry for pursuing my dreams which were not in accordance with your will. Hereafter, help me to make a turn and do that which pleases you, so that you will fulfill my dreams. Amen
“When we make His dreams ours, He will make our dreams His”