His Good Pleasure
[Phil. 2:13; Ps 37:23]
Philippians 2:13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
Worketh: From the Greek word, energeo (en-erg-eh’-o) to be active, efficient – do, (be) effectual (fervent), be mighty in, shew forth self, work effectually in.
Good pleasure: Gk. eudokia (yoo-dok-ee’-ah) a compound of (eu) “good” or “well done” and (dokeo); “satisfaction” or “good pleasure” (will).
The Lord not only gives us the ability to walk in total victory, but He gives us that desire and makes us willing.
I delight myself in the Lord and His Word. That causes Him to put His desires in my heart. I commit my way unto the Lord, and He brings it to pass. I am confident that the Lord is working mightily in me now. I want to do His Word for His good pleasure.
Psalm 37:23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.
That word, “ordered” was translated from the Hebrew word “KUWN,” it means “properly, to be erect (i.e. stand perpendicular); to set up.” This is the same word that was translated “prepared” in 2 Chronicles 12:14, “fixed” in Psalms 57:7, and “established” in Proverbs 16:3.
I also confess:
As I allow the Lord to set in order and establish the details of my life, He is pleased with the way I live.
God bless you my friend,