“I love those who love Me, and those who seek me diligently will find Me.” (Proverbs 8:17).
“For the Lord takes pleasure in His people.” (Psalm 149:4).
“The Lord delights in those who fear Him, who put their hope in His unfailing love.” (Psalm 147:11).
There are a lot of religions in this world, and I’ve studied most of them. To my knowledge there is no religion — other than Christianity — that guarantees us an eternity of constant joy, freedom, and peace with our Creator unless we work at it and expend ourselves to earn it. All other religions require man to DO something to acquire the state of eternal bliss that we’d all like to look forward to. Some require more than others, but not one — other than Christianity — offers us that blessed eternity free.
Of course, in actual fact, Christianity is not really a “religion.” It’s simply a Father and His family. And since the eldest Brother of that family (Jesus) was willing to step down from His throne, come to earth and live a perfect life for every one of us, then go to the cross and pay the price for our rebellion and sin, all of the earning of salvation has been completed and is done. We are free to simply accept the finished work of Jesus on our behalf and receive Him as Lord of our lives. We don’t “work” for our salvation. We “accept” it as the free gift that it is. And once Jesus is truly Lord of our lives, suddenly doing the things that please the Father becomes a joy and delight — not an enforced duty.
And when we finally get to know the real God and our hearts yearn to make His heart happy, we find that there is very little on His list of what He’d like to have from us.
Here’s God’s list. Here are the 3 most important things that He wants from us.
1. Love Him.
2. Trust Him.
3. Spend time with Him in conversation and fellowship.
No pain; no strain; just loving our Father and hangin’ out with Him.
Have a happy day making God happy today!