DCLM Sincere Milk 8 December 2023 — Desire To Please God

DCLM Sincere Milk  8 December 2023 Devotional by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi — Desire To Please God

Topic: Desire To Please God

Text: Matthew 8:28-29

28And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way.

29And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time?

Key Verse: “And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.” John 8:29


Lord, I know You want me to live my life to please You and bring glory to You. Lord Jesus, I desire to please You with my life and be all You want me to be. Dear Father, please grant this my desire … ” These were the words of Jacinta as she meditated and prayed on today’s key verse during her quiet time. The thought and desire above should be that of every child of God and not for Jacinta alone. You should have desire that is beyond success in examinations, money, toys and food. You should have in your heart, a thirst and desire to please and obey God at all times and be all He wants you to be.

Enoch lived a life that pleased God and was taken to heaven without dying. Yes, he was raptured. He enjoyed a privilege that was not meant for people of his time. It pays to please God. There is a promise and assurance from God’s word that those who desire righteousness and to please God would have their desires granted. Write in the lines below, things you must do daily to please God

Further Reading: Hebrews 11:5,6

Prayer for today: Dear Lord, please give me a desire to please You at all times and thirst for righteousness.

1. Admit that you are a sinner. "For all [humans] have sinned, and comes short of the glory of God....[and] the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 3:23)
2. Repent now. "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out ...[for] if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness " (Acts 3:19, 1 John 1:9)
3. Believe that God loves you and Jesus died for you. "God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet Sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8)
4. Invite Jesus into your life through prayer of faith. Jesus says, "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me" (Revelation 3:20)