For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace, because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so, and those who are in the flesh cannot please God. Romans 8:6-8
I want to have a life that is pleasing to God. The Bible says that when my mind is set on the flesh, I cannot please God. Hebrews 11:6 says that without faith its actually impossible to please God. Jesus was able to declare ‘I always do the things that please the Father’. So, how do I do it? Colossians 1:9-10 says ‘ be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects. So, I set my mind on spiritual things and not fleshly things. Its a conscious set of choices made one thousand times a day.
What choices will be ahead in my day that can lead to pleasing my Maker and heavenly Father? Will I make them?
God in heaven, how wonderful it must have been for Jesus to hear “this is my Son in whom I am well-pleased”. May I walk worthy of the name ‘Christian’ today. I pray there are moments that cause you to smile when You think of me. I am choosing the spiritual things over fleshly things today.