You've seen our tagline throughout our brand and we never explained to you what it means. We don't normally hear about mankind being made for God's pleasure or enjoyment. How can a big, Holy God in the sky take any kind of pleasure in sinful humanity? If you're a parent, then maybe you can relate to how your child puts a smile on your face just for "being", regardless if they have bad behavior. Imagine buying a puppy and how much fun you have, how you care for it and how you can play with it all day long. Well, with God Creator, it's much deeper than that because He has given you a living and breathing soul and spirit, one taken out of His very likeness and image. (Genesis 1:27) It pleases Him to give you life and that you live to glorify Him.
There are qualities, strengths, weaknesses, and personality built inside of your DNA. Even twins have different fingerprints, there is a uniqueness about you. God intended for you to be here and we glorify Him best when we are living for Him. God wants you to live for Him.
The Bible says that "He equips you with every good thing to carry out His will and that He accomplishes in us that which is pleasing in His sight." - (Hebrews 13:21) This is how we "Entertain God" by doing those things that bring glory to His name! He has given you gifts, talents, abilities, how exalted He must be to see you using them for Him! When you give a good speech at school or when you graduated, your parents were so elated and proud of you because it was a token of the gifts and talents they helped shape inside of you. They provided for you so that you could achieve success and be great. And then your parents were praised for their good work.
Not only is God pleased at your outcome, but He is excited in your growth, your maturing, and all the times you stood up again after a fall. His word says, "Do not despise small beginnings because the Lord rejoices to see the work begin!"- (Zechariah 4:10) And we know that "He will complete the work He's started in you until the day of Jesus Christ's return." - (Philippians 1:6) So bear this in mind dear reader, that you are made for God's pleasure and He delights in you. So delight also in Him and bring Him great praise and glory all the days of your life.
"Most Holy God, we thank you for each soul that took the time to read this. We thank You that You are effectively at work in us, strengthening, energizing, and creating in us the longing and the ability to fulfill our purpose for Your good pleasure. Help us to shine as beacons of light in a perverse generation, glorify Yourself in us, in Christ's name, amen." - (Philippians 2:13-15)
If you've never made Jesus the Lord of your life and you desire to live for Him, we want to invite you to learn about God's Plan for Humanity and how you can start your relationship with Him today.
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