For we speak as messengers approved by God to be entrusted with the Good News. Our purpose is to please God, not people. He alone examines the motives of our hearts. 1 Thessalonians 2:4 NLT 

When we seek the approval of others, we forget the “applause of Christ” brings the greatest reward as we pray, soak in God's Word and receive gifts from the Holy Spirit to glorify Him. Sometimes. we doubt our ability to fulfill God’s will. These are moments we need to be reminded to live with faith, trust in His promises, welcome the peace of Christ and breathe in knowing we are valued and loved. 

God knows what we need to walk in the fullness of truth and find JOY in discovering the goodness of His love. There are lessons to learn as we recognize HOW to be freed from doubt. The Bible helps us remain grounded in truth and find wisdom from His promises as we begin to see ourselves as He sees us; capable and able to serve Him with confidence. 

Without FAITH it’s impossible to please God. He is the One who nurtures our hearts as we embrace a willingness to witness how He orchestrates our days with a purpose. Isn’t it time to honor Him with our LOVE and stop seeking the approval of those who don't know what we hold in our souls? 

Galatians 1:10 ESV says, “For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ."

We must do our part to accomplish the tasks we’re given and remember when we serve others, we are serving God. He will help us see ourselves as He sees us; capable and able to complete the jobs we're given.   

God will be honored when we love like Jesus. He will set the stage for what's to come and bless us in amazing ways. Let's trust Him and welcome peace! It will come as we hold gratitude in our hearts and experience the reward of what will happen when we seek His approval above all.      

Dear God, thank you for knowing our hearts. Thank you for creating us to glorify YOU as we love one another and share the love of Christ. Help us breathe in the fullness of truth as we find wisdom in Your Word and believe in Your promises. May Your will be fulfilled as You guide, provide and ready us to rise with gratitude. Thank you for the many ways You equip us to glorify YOU. Thank you for joy that comes when we serve You with gladness. Amen


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