A favorite song of mine says, "I just want to please the Lord; Be in His will in every way. … To hear Him say well done someday."* When it is sung in the church service, my hand is up and my heart says, "Amen!" Yet, throughout my daily routine, I wonder, "Am I truly doing ALWAYS those things that please Him?" In my work, in my words, in my attitudes, in my down time - am I ALWAYS pleasing Him?
It is easy to rationalize something, thinking, "This isn't sin," but does it please the Lord? Is it in His will? Often, I compare my relationship with God to being a parent. There are times when my children were not disobeying rules, but their actions were disappointing. They were not making good choices.
As a mother, I noticed that if I was with the child, they were much more likely to do the things that pleased me. So, it is with our Heavenly Father. He has not left us alone; He is always with us, but an increased awareness of His presence helps us to choose "those things that please him."
I wonder, how many times has God looked at me and thought, "She is not making good choices today"? It is my desire to ALWAYS do "those things that please him." Today's verse is a reminder that He is always there, waiting to help me. All I need to do is ask.
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable and pleasing in Your sight, O LORD. — Psalm 19:14 AMP
* "I Just Want to Please the Lord" by Brian Free & Assurance
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