The bible says When a man’s ways pleases the Lord, he makes even his enemies to be at
peace with him. Proverb 16:7
Now the question is how can this be achieved? For you to enjoy the peace the bible is talking about, God has to be pleased with you, and for God to be pleased with you, you have to first please him. You can please God in the following ways:
Obeying God’s word:
God is very pleased when we obey his word. Jeremiah 11:4 says so shall you be my people and I will be your God. And in verse 5 he says that God will give you a land flowing with milk and honey, what this means is that, he will prosper us when we obey his word.
Obeying God’s word is just simply doing the things which he wants us to do and avoiding those things which he doesn’t like. Like sin.
The lord is very pleased when we study the bible. He will not just make your enemies to be at peace with you but, he will also make you prosper. That’s why he says in psalm 1:1-3
Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
Most times we only remember ourselves, family and friends when we pray. But what we don’t know is that, when we pray for others, we are indirectly praying for ourselves too.
1 timothy 2:1-3 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
God is very pleased when we pray for other people. The bible scripture which says there is more blessings in giving than in receiving wasn’t just referring to physical giving. It was also referring to spiritual giving like praying for others.
When you pray for someone to have a child for instance, and God grants that request, God used your prayers to give that person a child. Indirectly, you have given, because whether you like it or not, you gave your time to pray for that person and God is very pleased with that.
When God is pleased with you, you will know. Am not saying that you won’t go through though times or experience hardship, like a lot of preachers make us to believe, but he would not only give you the grace, he will also help you and always make a way out of every problems you encounter.
You will experience favour every where you go, things that people see as difficult will be easy for you. Even those people whom other people see as wicked people will be willing to help you. The blessings which you will get when you please God are too numerous to mention.