Posted on Thu, Apr 29, 2004
April 28 Bible Study: What Makes God Smile?
Taught by Asst. Pastor
Points to Ponder
I.†††††††††††††††††††† God smiles when we love Him supremely.
a.†††††† Noah loved God more than anything on earth.
b.††††† More than our sacrifices and offerings God wants to know us.
c.†††††† Learning to love and be loved by God should be the greatest objective of our life.
II.†††††††††††††††††† God smiles when we trust Him completely.
a.†††††† Noah trusted God even when it didnít make sense.
b.††††† Trusting God completely means having faith that He knows what is best for our life.
c.†††††† Noah trusted God for 120 years.† How long are you willing to trust Him?
III.††††††††††††††††† God smiles when we obey Him wholeheartedly.
a.†††††† Noah did everything exactly as God had commanded him.
b.††††† God doesnít owe you a reason or an explanation for everything He asks you to do.
c.†††††† Any act of obedience is also an act of worship.
IV.††††††††††††††† God smiles when we praise and thank Him continually.
a.†††††† Noahís life brought pleasure to God because he lived with a heart of praise and thanksgiving.
b.††††† When we give God enjoyment, our own hearts are filled with joy.
c.†††††† When we express our enjoyment to God, it brings Him joy.
V.††††††††††††††††† God smiles when we use our abilities.
a.†††††† Gods enjoys watching every detail of your life.
b.††††† You donít bring glory or pleasure to God by hiding your abilities or trying to be someone else.
c.†††††† God also gains pleasure by watching you enjoy His creation.
d.††††† God looks at the attitude of your heart.† Is pleasing Him your deepest desire?
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