Our Very Happy God


Have you ever felt the satisfaction of accomplishing something, of having your plans succeed? It's a really good feeling. Or, have you felt the burning frustration that comes with having your plans thwarted? Nothing is more maddening than seeing a well laid plan shot to pieces.

As I've read the book Getting Things Done, I've been reminded of why our God is so happy: He accomplishes all that he pleases. Psalm 135:6 says, " Whatever the LORD pleases, he does, in heaven and on earth, in the seas and all deeps." God does whatever he desires! He gets all things done and nothing can stand in his way. When He wants something, He gets it. This is why he is so happy.

John Piper puts it this way: "What these two verses (Psalm 135:6; 115:3) teach is that everything God takes pleasure in doing, he does and cannot be hindered from doing. Or to put it somewhat differently, all that he does he takes pleasure in. He cannot be kept back from doing what he delights most to do." - The Pleasures of God

This is really good news for us. As Christians, we are brought into the exceeding happiness of God. He joy overflows to us, and through Christ we are filled to overflowing. Isn't this truth wonderful? As you go about your day, seeking to "get things done", remember our very happy God and ask Him to fill you with joy.

Posted by Stephen Altrogge at 9:37 AM  


This is an inspiring thought! Not only that but it brings confidence because we know that God desires to have us worhip him for eternity. He has done it in Jesus and we know 'He will keep getting it done.'
Great blog by the way. Just stumbled across it. good thoughts.

Dan said...
June 18, 2007 at 6:26 PM  

Thanks for your encouragement Dan! It is so good to know that God gets all things done...

June 18, 2007 at 9:17 PM  

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