Are you living for God's pleasure or for your own?
Pleasing God is not a matter of personal choice, but an imperative that must be taken seriously. In a world of self, we must give way to the priority of God if we want to experience His joy.
In this popular book, Alistair identifies ten benchmarks from Scripture that will prove invaluable as you seek to live a life that is pleasing to God. His clear, personal message will challenge and revitalize your faith.
Spiritual fitness is not a series of straight, 100-yard sprints. Rather, it's a lifelong cross-country run of endurance and perseverance. The life that is truly fulfilling gives back to God the talents and abilities He has given us to be used for His glory.
"Delightful, insightful teaching on God's Word" — Max Lucado
"Alistair compels us clearly and biblically to know the joy of pleasing God in our relationships, successes and failures, and other strategic aspects of our lives." — Joseph M. Stowell
It's easy to sink into a Christian walk that looks more like floating down a stream than having a direction and goal. We tend to gravitate towards whichever way is least difficult. Alistair Begg presents ten benchmarks that are evidence of a faith that is active and serving God in Made for His Pleasure
We cannot expect to please God with our actions if all we are concerned about is getting through life without straining ourselves, or living just to garner attention and wealth. What is often seen as success in the world is not what God wants for us. Things such as spending quality time in prayer and reading the Bible, living in humility, and making sure our work is pleasing to God are some of what Alistair Begg writes about. The benchmarks listed do require that we rethink and examine our lives, but they are not impossible.
Although the book is short, there is plenty to think about in it. It's written in a way that reminds me of a close friend talking one on one with you, offering help for your walk with God. Each benchmark is clearly explained and the tone is sincere and caring.
I received a free copy of the book from Moody Publishers in exchange for this honest review.