The only way that we can be pleasing to Jesus and bear fruit bfor the kingdom of heaven, is if we commit our life to Jesus and live in total obedience to Him.
Jesus will only use us for His glory if we follow and obey Him. Jesus will never force us to do His will. We have to voluntarily commit ourselves to Him and eagerly do what He tells us to do. If we do not care to serve Jesus and be pleasing to Him, we are not worthy of Him and will not enter His kingdom.
We will not always understand why Jesus tells us to do something. It will not always make sense to us, but His ways are not our ways, His thoughts are not our thoughts, however we have to obey Him even though we do not understand. We have to obey and follow Him, by faith.
Many people refuse to obey Jesus and be baptized in water because their logical mind refuses to submit to Jesus, and that is why they do not progress in their walk with Jesus. That is why they do not receive the baptism in the Holy Spirit. Others do not trust the Holy Spirit when He gives them utterance to praise God, and therefor they never speak in tongues. They are scared of making a fool of themselves. If we disobey and distrust Jesus in the small things, we will not follow Him in the greater things.
Jesus often speaks to believers, tells them to do something but then they look for confirmation in the Bible and from other believers. They distrust and disbelieve Jesus, and they end up disobeying Him. Without faith it is impossible to please God. “My righteous one, will live by faith, and he withdraws, My soul will have no pleasure in Him.”
Faith comes by the Word of God, the commands of Jesus, and when He speaks to you. If you are truly committed to Jesus and you believe Him, you will obey Him, do what He tells you to do, follow Him when and where He guides you.
“Those who are being led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.”Romans 8:14. As long as we are led by our own desires, common sense and other people, we will never follow Jesus and be pleasing to Him.
If we do not obey Jesus and are not led by the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Christ, we are useless for the kingdom of heaven, and will not follow Jesus to be able to enter through the narrow door that leads to Life.
We have to fully commit our lives to Jesus, trust Him and follow Him, to be able to be pleasing to Him. The more we commit ourselves, obey and trust Jesus, the more He will use us and the more useful we will become for His kingdom.
Commit your life to Jesus. Trust, follow and obey Him, and you will experience the power of Jesus Christ working in and through you.
May Jesus bless you.