I’ve worked for some people that were easy to please, and I’ve also worked for some that were hard to please. One of my bosses said to me, “Chris, I wish I had five guys just like you working here.” I replied, “Wow! Thanks.” Sternly he looked at me and said, “It wasn’t a compliment. I have twenty of you right now.” It was funny, but I don’t know to this day if he was joking or not. I was always afraid to ask questions for fear I would get in trouble, or worse, ridiculed. I’ve had other bosses who I thought were going to be tough to please when I met them, but once I got to know them, they were a lot different than I had thought. One of those was seriously invested in my future and helped me advance all throughout my career. My preconceived notions changed once I got to know him.
One of my first preconceived notions of God was that He was this old guy in Heaven, with a long white beard, looking down ready to blast me for messing up. I often felt that His love for me was dependent on my performance, much like some of the bosses I’ve had. As long as I did things the right way, He was happy with me. If I messed up, He was ready to rain down hell fire and brimstone on me. However, the more I’ve gotten to know Him, the more I’ve found what Paul discovered in Romans 8. Nothing can stop Him from loving me. Like a parent, He loves me as His child and is not waiting for me to mess up. On the contrary, He’s there wanting me to excel, to grow and to be ho He created me to be.
David discovered this about God too. In Psalm 25:8, he wrote, “When people turn to you, they discover how easy you are to please—so faithful and true! Joyfully you teach them the proper path, even when they go astray” (TPT). God is not impossible to please. In fact, He’s easy to please, and He’s not ready to smite you when you mess up. Joyfully, He’s ready to help you back up and point you to the right path. He knows our weaknesses, our propensities and our failures, and He loves us still. The plan He has for us is hard at times, but He’s right there cheering us on and giving us instructions on how to complete it. You don’t have to fear losing His love over your faults. You don’t have to hide your mistakes or be afraid to ask Him for help. He loves you and is cheering you on as you go through life. Like a good father, He’s easy to please.
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4 responses to “Easy To Please”
Praise to our dear Lord for His blessings each new day, To know who Christ Jesus is and to know just a little of the depth of what we have been saved from (judgement to eternal suffering in separation from God) and saved into (peace and contentment in God’s presence praising and learning of Him for eternity as well as having food, clothing and fellowship while here on earth! ).
I had been reading of some who had no fear or respect for Christ… The devil, the high priest and one of the criminals on the cross, they all said “if you are the Christ…” or “if you be Son of God…”
But God has shown Himself to us by His mercy in Christ through Holy Spirit.
Luke 10:22 All things have been given to me by my Father. No one knows who the Son is except the Father, or who the Father is except the Son and anyone to whom the Son decides to reveal him.”
If He had not revealed Himself to us, we would be ignorant, unbelieving, selfish people just serving our own desires and may have been hating Him or just ignoring Him, but He has kept us from being that way.
How wonderful to see His work in creation and in our lives each day! What will come of today, I don’t know, but it will teach us more of our Saviour, Heavenly Father and dear Holy Spirit. We join you in Praising God for faith hope and love in our hearts and minds.
His kindness is evident even in the granting of us to call Him “heavenly Father” as Christ Jesus told us to pray.
Thanks be to Him who blesses and encourages us each day through Christ.
Hallelujah! There’s a Greek Orthodox Church in Capernaum that is covered in paintings inside. I love going there when I visit because one of the paintings has Jesus standing up in the boat rebuking the wind. In the painting, He has white hair. The artist wanted to remind us that when we’ve seen Jesus, we’ve seen the Father. To know Him is to know the Father too. What an incredible privilege it is to know Him and to be called His child because He adopted us into His family.
Thank you for such great input on this post.
Thank you for this great upbeat reminder of the constant love of iur Father God.
Of course! I like to say that God is in a great mood.