I put on as much weight as I could to impress her. When I started lifting it, that’s when I realized that it was too heavy. Boy, did I feel embarrassed. There I was, trying to impress this girl. Unfortunately, things didn’t work out.
You might be saying what does this have to do with pleasing God? Well, it has everything to do with it. See, sometimes we try to impress God so bad but don’t know how. Reading your bible just so you can tell people that you read it doesn’t impress God, dancing in church to show off doesn’t please God, or quoting scriptures without understanding it doesn’t impress God either. Do you want to know what impresses God? Then learn how to live Holy. Why does living holy impress God?
We are commanded to “be holy”. God word didn’t say, “pretty please be holy,” or “I will pay you if you are holy,” but “be!” commanding us. God is impressed when you are living holy because you are being obedient to His commandments. Doesn’t it feel good when someone is obedient to you? That’s how it is with God. He loves it when you don’t put yourself in a situation that causes you to fall.
He also knows how challenging it can be to live holy on a college campus, especially in today’s’ society where everything is perverted. You have to understand that He was on earth and went through what you and I did. The scripture say, “The word became flesh and dwelt amongst us” (John 1:14). He understands exactly how you feel. However, even though he was tempted in all areas, He was without sin. Meaning he never sinned.
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