Thou art worthy O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power, for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.           

                                                                     - Revelation 4:11




God chose to create us for his own enjoyment. We exist for His benefit, His glory, His purpose, and his delight. We were planned for God’s pleasure. We are valuable to God. We are His children who bring pleasure to God, more than anything else He has created. The Bible says because of His love for us, God had already decided that through Jesus Christ he would make us his children. Jesus was God’s ultimate gift of love- His plan for the world from the beginning. So as His children bringing enjoyment to God, and living for His pleasure is the first purpose of our life.

How can we please God?  God seeks those who worship Him in spirit and in truth. (John 4:23)  To worship in truth, is to worship God as he is truly revealed in the Bible, not what we imagine him to be. Our worship should be genuine and heartfelt, meaning every word we say, deeply doctrinal and deeply emotional-using both our hearts and heads.   To worship him in spirit is to worship God with our spirit – our born-again spirit made in God’s image, designed to communicate with him. Our spirit responding to God’s spirit is real worship.                                                                            

The Bible tells us to worship God continually and to praise Him, from the rising of the sun unto its going down. (Psalm 113:3) David said I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. (Ps 34:1). (Ps 104:33-34) I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being. My meditation of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the Lord. Paul praised God even in the prison. Every activity can be transformed into an act of worship, when we do it for the praise, pleasure and glory of God. So whether therefore you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. (1Cor 10:31)  Whatever we do, we do it for Jesus, engaging in constant communion with him. (Col 3:23) Work becomes worship when we dedicate it to God and perform it with awareness to his presence.  

God loves us and desires our love in return. He longs for us to know him and spend time with him .Our desire should be to learn to love God and be loved by him. Jesus called it the greatest commandment. ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment,’ (Matt 22:37-38)    

Noah loved God and trusted him fully. He was faithful in obeying God, though he did not understand everything.  He enjoyed a close relationship with him. (Heb 11:7)  Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God. (Gen 6:9) Our creator wants to fellowship with us. God made us to love us and he longs for us to love him back. (Hosea 6:6) I don’t want your sacrifices -I want your love. I don’t want your offerings -I want you to know me.  

God wants us to love him and trust him completely- having faith that God knows what is best for our lives. (Ps 147:11) The Lord takes pleasure in those that honour him, in those who trust in his constant love .Our faith in God makes him happy. Without faith it is impossible to please God. (Heb 11:6)  When we obey God‘s word wholeheartedly and joyfully without reasoning or seeking an explanation, we will learn more about God, than a lifetime of Bible discussions. Obedience unlocks understanding. Often we try to offer God partial obedience, we want to pick and choose the commands we obey or like and obey those while ignoring the ones we think are difficult, unreasonable, expensive or unpopular. Partial obedience is disobedience.  We can’t earn our salvation. It comes only by God’s grace, not our effort. But as a child of God we can bring pleasure to our Father through obedience. It proves we really love Him. Jesus said, “If you love me, you will obey my commandments (John 14:15) (Psalm 119:33).David obeyed God gladly.

It gives God pleasure when we praise and thank Him. (1Thess.5:18) – In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. We praise God for who he is, and we thank God for what he had done. (II Thess 2:13) As Paul said, “I am bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God had from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the spirit and belief of the truth. David said “I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving (Psalm 69:30-31) When we praise and thank God, it not only gives God enjoyment, our own hearts are filled with joy (Psalm 68:3) God gets pleasure in the prosperity of his children – spirit, soul and body.

God is pleased when we use our abilities and talents which he has blessed each one of us with. (I Tim.6:17) God gives us generously everything for our enjoyment. Every act of enjoyment becomes an act of worship when we thank God for it. God knows we are incapable of being perfect or sinless. (Psalm 103:14) – For He knoweth our frame, he remembereth that we are dust. But what God looks at, is our heart.  David when he had sinned was quick to confess his sin, repent and ask for forgiveness. (II Cor 5:9) It was Paul’s goal to please God.

      It’s not how much pleasure we are getting out of life, but rather how much pleasure is God getting out of our lives. God is looking down from heaven on all mankind to see if there are any who are wise, who want to please God. (Ps 14:2) There is nothing that God won’t do for the person who totally trust His love and worship and thank Him.


Audio Bible