JOYCE MEYER DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR DECEMBER 18, 2022 (YOU PUT A SMILE ON GOD’S FACE )
TOPIC : YOU PUT A SMILE ON GOD’S FACE
SCRIPTURE: — Psalm 5:8 (NIV)
Lead me, Lord, in your righteousness because of my enemies—make your way straight before me
In Psalm 5, David makes clear that God is not pleased with the wicked, with evil people, or with the arrogant. But, because of His great love, those who love Him and seek righteousness can enter His presence and bow before Him.
I feel certain that God is pleased with you as you spend time with Him and desire to learn His ways. It surely must put a smile on His face when we seek Him. We are not perfect, but at least we are seeking to grow in our relationship with Him, and He delights in those who do so.
When Jesus was baptized, A voice from heaven said, ‘This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased” (Matthew 3:17 NIV). Then, on the mount of transfiguration, God spoke these words again (see Matthew 17:5). Our temptation would be to think, That is only because it was Jesus, but I think our loving Father also speaks this over us as we seek Him and desire to know and follow His ways.
Don’t be afraid to think that God is pleased with you. It will give you the confidence you need to do the things He asks you to do. Just keep growing in Him, letting Him take you from one measure of spiritual maturity to the next. Always remember that even though your behavior is not perfect, God sees your heart and knows that you want to please Him.
Joyce Meyer’s Daily Devotion Prayer Starter 18/12/2022.
Father, I will take a step of faith and believe that You are pleased with me even though I am not perfect in all my ways. I love You and I want Your will in my life, and I believe that pleases You. Thank You.
Joyce Meyer daily devotional is written by Joyce Meyer, an American Charismatic Christian author and speaker and president of Joyce Meyer Ministries