Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Today's Devotional Scripture

Today's Verse
If we please God, He will make us wise, understanding, and happy.
~Ecclesiastes 2:26 CEV

Thoughts on today's verse...
Who among us doesn't want to be wise, understanding, and happy? I certainly do! But I'm also certain that I don't always please Him. There are times I falter and fall so short of the mark... and there are the other times when 'I know that I know that I know' that I please God.

When I please God, I have this vision in my head of a little girl learning a new task and how her parents beem with pride and pleasure. It's like remembering when my own children learned something new like learning to read, memorize a piece of poetry or sing a solo. How much pride and pleasure I felt. And I want, I desire that God be pleased with me too.

My prayer...
Oh Lord, my God - may I ever seek to please You and may I not be so concerned with pleasing 'man'. May my heart seek You diligently. In Your name I pray ~Amen!

Yours, because we're His,