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Title: Living a Life Pleasing to God: Depending Solely on His Power, Plan, and Resources

Introduction:


Living a life that pleases God can be daunting, but it is not impossible. It can be overwhelming to think about how to live a life that is pleasing to God while juggling the demands of our daily lives. The good news is that God has graciously provided everything necessary for us to live a life that pleases Him. Our job is to trust and depend solely on His power, plan, and resources to accomplish His purpose.


Isaiah 55:6-11 reminds us to seek the Lord while He may be found and to call on Him while He is near. We are reminded that His ways are higher than ours, and His thoughts are higher than ours. This passage assures us that His Word will not return to Him empty but will accomplish what He desires and achieve the purpose for which He sent it. We can trust that God's Word will always impact our lives if we apply it and allow it to transform us.


Romans 8:28-39 assures us that all things work together for good for those who love God and are called according to His purpose. This passage also reminds us that nothing can separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. This encouraging passage reminds us that God is in control of all things and that we can trust Him even when we don't understand what's happening in our lives.


Corinthians 1:30-31 reminds us that it is because of God that we are in Christ Jesus, who has become wisdom for us from God, our righteousness, holiness, and redemption. Therefore, we must boast in the Lord alone, not our abilities, wisdom, or strength. We must recognize that it is only through the power and grace of God that we can live a life that pleases Him.


Ephesians 1:3-6 and 2:8-10 remind us that we are chosen by God and adopted as His sons and daughters through Christ. We have been given every spiritual blessing in Christ and created for good works that God has prepared us to do. These passages remind us that it is not by our merit that we can live a life that pleases God but by the Grace and power of Christ.


Philippians 1:6 and 2:12-13 remind us that God has begun a good work in us and will continue until the day of Christ Jesus. We are encouraged to work out our Salvation with fear and trembling, knowing that God works in us to will and to act to fulfill His good purpose. These passages remind us that we are not alone in our pursuit of living a life that pleases God, and we can trust that God will enable us to accomplish His plan for our lives.


Thessalonians 2:13 reminds us that the Word of God works in us who believe. This passage reminds us that the Word of God is powerful and can produce the desired results in our lives. We must, therefore, allow the Word of God to transform us and align our lives with His will.


II Peter 1:2-10 reminds us that God's divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of Him who called us by His glory and goodness. We are encouraged to try to add to our faith, goodness, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, mutual affection, and love. This passage assures us that as we do these things, we will be effective and productive in our knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.


Ist John 5:4-5 reminds us that everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. This passage reminds us that we are victorious in Christ and can trust Him to help us overcome any obstacle we face as we seek to live a life that pleases God.


Conclusion:

  1. Living a life that pleases God is possible when we trust and depend solely on His power, plan, and resources.

  2. Through the power of Christ and the working of His Word in our lives, we can overcome any obstacle and fulfill the purpose God has for us.

  3. As we apply these Scriptures to our lives, let us remember that God has graciously provided everything we need for a godly life and will work in us to accomplish His purpose.

  4. May we seek Him diligently and trust that He will guide us as we strive to live a life that pleases Him.

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