Whose Approval Do You Seek?
“From One Christian to Another…”
Whose approval means the most to you? Man’s approval or God’s approval? Your friends or what God thinks of you? I confess that I have been guilty of seeking the approval of my peers more so than God’s approval in certain situations. And yet, in light of eternity, who’s approval means the most?
I Have to Admit at Times, I Wasn’t Seeking His Approval
When we stand before Jesus at the Last Day, I will have to admit that I didn’t confess Him before men as I should have. I didn’t speak up, didn’t offer to pray at a restaurant. Jesus said that those who refused to confess Him before men, He would not confess before His Father. To be disowned by Jesus is a frightening thing. There are even some professing to follow Jesus who won’t be acknowledged. Jesus will tell them, “I never knew you.”
Jesus’ Opinion is the Only One We Should Care About
The only opinion we should care about is that of Jesus. And for Him, motive is everything. It’s not about doing good works, it’s why we do them. God’s Word says, “Without faith, it’s impossible to please Him.”
Help Us Please You, Lord
I want to please you, Lord. I want You to be proud of me. Please give me boldness in witnessing for You. You are everything to me. Help me represent You more faithfully.
Blessings on your journey of faith, anita
Beyond Myself: The Farm Girl & the African Chief
I describe my journey of faith in my memoir of my love story. During the 1960s, I married my anthropology professor who was a hereditary African Chief of the Mende tribe in West Africa. This led me to visit Africa a number of times and live in his remote village for a year with our 3 boys doing lay missionary work. I certainly didn’t do things perfectly. And yet, the Lord has been so gracious in my life! I can only praise and thank Him!