pleasing to God

Today, I read a verse I hadn’t ever noticed before…

“for he obtained the witness that before his being taken up he was pleasing to God.”

Okay… out of place, that doesn’t really make as much sense.

But IN context… it’s so :O for my mood today!! It’s talking about Enoch… what do we know about Enoch? He got taken up after 365 years and never died… but BEFORE he was taken to heaven… he was pleasing to God. I have definitely NOT spent 21 years pleasing to God, much less 365. And while Enoch was on earth, he walked with God for 300 years after his son Methuselah was born. “Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.” (Genesis 5:24 – and previous verses paraphrased)

But I have a new resolve: I want to spend the next 21 pleasing to Him. I highly doubt I’ll be here 300 years, but I know I’ll be here until I’m pleasing to Him and it pleases Him to take me home. I want to start NOW, this moment, to ALWAYS be pleasing to HIM. . . not me, not my dad, not my leaders here… but GOD. I’m excited! It’s freeing actually. Not binding.. .“I will not be moved!!”

What are you waiting for??… You know you were made for more! … Your faith is all it takes and you can walk on the water too!… You don’t have to be afraid!”

“It’s your life, whatcha gonna do? the world is watching you!”

And again, these words are so impressing to me:

What Faith Can Do (by Kutless)

Everybody falls sometimes
Gotta find the strength to rise
From the ashes and make a new beginning
Anyone can feel the ache
You think it’s more than you can take
But you are stronger, stronger than you know
Don’t you give up now
The sun will soon be shining
You gotta face the clouds
To find the silver lining

I’ve seen dreams that move the mountains
Hope that doesn’t ever end
Even when the sky is falling
And I’ve seen miracles just happen
Silent prayers get answered
Broken hearts become brand new
That’s what faith can do

It doesn’t matter what you’ve heard
Impossible is not a word
It’s just a reason for someone not to try
Everybody’s scared to death
When they decide to take that step
Out on the water
It’ll be alright
Life is so much more
Than what your eyes are seeing
You will find your way
If you keep believing

I’ve seen dreams that move the mountains
Hope that doesn’t ever end
Even when the sky is falling
And I’ve seen miracles just happen
Silent prayers get answered
Broken hearts become brand new
That’s what faith can do

Overcome the odds
You don’t have a chance
(That’s what faith can do)
When the world says you can’t
It’ll tell you that you can!

I’ve seen dreams that move the mountains
Hope that doesn’t ever end
Even when the sky is falling
And I’ve seen miracles just happen
Silent prayers get answered
Broken hearts become brand new
That’s what faith can do
That’s what faith can do!
Even if you fall sometimes
You will have the strength to rise

~elizabeth jane busshaus

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2 thoughts on “pleasing to God

  1. Dig it Liz!!

    I read those verses on Enoch the other day and thought something along those lines. What kind of life did he live for God to say that he walked WITH HIM? How did he make decisions? That’s the life I want to live.

    Well written!!

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