Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Living To Please God Is Getting Harder

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“Living To Please God Is Getting Harder”

1 Corinthians 10:31 NIV

So whether you eat for drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.


I almost titled this devo “Living To Please God”, but after thinking more about it, I decided to add “Is Getting Harder” because that’s really how it feels these days in the world we live in.  We all want to live to please God, but it seems, day after day, that’s becoming more and more difficult to carry out with all the temptations and pressure we face in our culture. 


I really, really do desire more than anything to please God….most of the time.  I know that sounds odd I added “most of the time”.  But to be completely honest, I often find myself fighting the desires of my flesh as Paul described that he often did.  I know I need to please God and I want to with all my heart, but when I am faced with daily temptations of worldly things, my desires go astray and I tend to desire what I’m tempted by.  I fight temptations every single day and I ask God for strength to get me through so that I can continue to faithfully follow Him.


I want to live a Godly life for my marriage, my relationship with my kids, and my relationship with others in my extended family, work and church.  This verse is powerful stating that whatever I am doing, I need to do it to the glory of God and strive to please Him no matter what I am doing.  I need to be sure I’m in places that won’t lead me astray and not looking at or listening to things that will pull me away from where He wants me. 


It is becoming harder and harder each day to fight temptations with all the corrupt things happening in our world each day.  It absolutely sickens me when I hear of the corrupt way of life of some people.  I’m not saying I’m perfect in any way at all, but just stating that it makes my stomach churn at all the ways people are living to please themselves.  I want to stray away from that.  I don’t want to fall into temptation that will lead me away from a solid relationship with my wife and with my kids. 


Friends, living to please God is getting much harder as we continue to follow Him.  He is calling us to be faithful and we must stay strong so we don’t stray.  I hope and pray that we all can stay strong in His Word and through prayer to build our faith.  His Word will continue to be a lamp for us to shine the way we need to go and help us stay off the path that leads to corrupt living. 


Living to please God is getting harder, but God gives us strength each day to carry on. 

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