On Monday, we discussed making our resolution to be instead of do. Specifically, being pleasing to God. The word being is different from the word doing. Dictionary.com describes it as: the fact of existing. Something that is. Doing, on the other hand, is defined as: action; performance; execution. Doing comes out of being. When I am a honest person, honesty is the action I take. When I am a pure person, purity shines out of my life. It covers all areas of who we are.
When I clean, I listen to sermons. Friday, the Lord chose to drive home His point even further with me through Andy Stanley’s New Year talk. Andy stated exactly what I had been processing: we need to decide who we are going to be and life will pour out from there.
I am now making a running list of just what pleases God.
Being a worshiper pleases God. “Since we are receiving a Kingdom that is unshakable, let us be thankful and please God by worshiping him with holy fear and awe.” Hebrews 12:28 NLT
Being a person who is good and generous pleases God. “And don’t forget to do good and to share with those in need. These are the sacrifices that please God.” Hebrews 13:16 NLT
Being an imitator of Jesus. “While he was still speaking, a bright cloud enveloped them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!” Matthew 17:5 NIV
Being is a life long thing; it’s a life time of becoming who we were created to be. Is the Lord challenging you when it comes to being? What area is that in?
Can’t wait to hear from you!