There is a difference between hearing God say, “Good job; keep going! Or even hearing him say, “Perfect!” There is a big difference between all that – than hearing Him say, “You made me proud!”
Making God proud is doing what you are supposed to be doing exactly when you are supposed to be doing it! That is making God proud!
There is even a difference between God telling you that you did well, then God saying to you that, you made Him proud! There is a difference in God saying you did fine, then in Him saying, “You made me proud!”
WORSHIPPING GOD WITH YOUR LIFE – IS MAKING GOD PROUD! It is the ULTIMATE SACRIFICE OF PRAISE TO HIM – IT IS YOUR SPIRITUAL ACT OF WORSHIP – IT IS YOUR TEMPLE WORSHIP – IT IS YOUR DAILY MOMENT BY MOMENT WALK – SHOWING GOD PER YOUR ACTIONS – THAT HE IS WORTH IT!
WORSHIPPING GOD WITH YOUR WHOLE LIFE COMES FORTH FROM AN OBEDIENT, DEDICATED, HEART FOR GOD! FULL OF DEEP LOVE AND A WANTING TO PLEASE HIM IN ALL YOU DO!
MAKING GOD PROUD DOESN’T MEAN WALKING WITH ONE FOOT IN THE WORLD! IN OTHER WORDS IT DOESN’T MEAN YOU CAN BE HOT ONE MINUTE AND COLD THE NEXT AND THEN GO TO CHURCH AND SING TO GOD – RAISING YOUR HANDS AND MOVING YOUR FEET – THAT IS TAINTED LIP SERVICE!
“I know what you are doing: you are neither cold nor hot. How I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm, neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of my mouth! Revelation 3:15-16 (CJB)
IF OUR DAILY WALK IS NOT LINING UP WITH WHAT GOD WANTS IT TO BE – I TELL YOU HONESTLY AND TRULY – THAT IS GIVING GOD LIP SERVICE AND IT NEGATES ALL OUR VERBAL PRAISE!
“Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:1-2 (NIV)
“I exhort you, therefore, brothers, in view of God’s mercies, to offer yourselves as a sacrifice, living and set apart for God. This will please him; it is the logical “Temple worship” for you – in other words, do not let yourselves be conformed to the standards of the ‘olam hazeh (world). Instead, keep letting yourselves be transformed by the renewing of your minds; so that you will know what God wants and will agree that what he wants is good, satisfying and able to succeed.” Romans 12:1-2 (CJB)