Real Love


John 21:15-17

15 So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.

16 He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

17 He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

Why does Jesus ask Peter the same question three times and reinforce the need to feed his sheep?  Because this is the most important thing we can do for one another.  If we are followers of Christ and we love Him then we are to take the gospel to the world. This should never feel obligatory IF we love Him. We should be obedient to God out of love.

It’s not easy to be a witness in the physical sense because our flesh wars against the spirit but we must crucify our flesh in order to do the will of God.

God doesn’t care about all of the rituals we do if we aren’t feeding His sheep. He cares about souls being saved and souls are saved by the Gospel being preached.

We are supposed to be the examples of Love. We are supposed to be lovers of all of God’s people.

Love isn’t about being “showy” but should be sincere and sacrificial.

God is Love.

Love is action.  It’s not enough to say we love without action.

Jesus called Peter out on TALKING love. He reminded him to SHOW IT by feeding His sheep.

What has God asked YOU to do?

Mark 12:30

30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
We must love God with all of heart, soul, mind and strength.

Anger and hatred can not dwell within us IF love dwells there. God’s love is overwhelming, encompassing, passionate,  big,  beautiful, expansive…

Real love will make you stick around.

God is jealous. He will not be the third wheel in your life. He must be first!

You must bring God into every area in your life; your relationships, career, sports, etc. When you keep God first and include Him in every area of life, watch all those areas prosper!

Want to hear this powerful message from Minister Christian Adams? Click here –> Real Love Audio

The Harmless Fire, The Harmless Furnace

Daniel 3

3 Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, whose height was threescore cubits, and the breadth thereof six cubits: he set it up in the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon.

2 Then Nebuchadnezzar the king sent to gather together the princes, the governors, and the captains, the judges, the treasurers, the counsellors, the sheriffs, and all the rulers of the provinces, to come to the dedication of the image which Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up.

3 Then the princes, the governors, and captains, the judges, the treasurers, the counsellors, the sheriffs, and all the rulers of the provinces, were gathered together unto the dedication of the image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up; and they stood before the image that Nebuchadnezzar had set up.

4 Then an herald cried aloud, To you it is commanded, O people, nations, and languages,

5 That at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king hath set up:

6 And whoso falleth not down and worshippeth shall the same hour be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.

7 Therefore at that time, when all the people heard the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and all kinds of musick, all the people, the nations, and the languages, fell down and worshipped the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up.

8 Wherefore at that time certain Chaldeans came near, and accused the Jews.

9 They spake and said to the king Nebuchadnezzar, O king, live for ever.

10 Thou, O king, hast made a decree, that every man that shall hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, shall fall down and worship the golden image:

11 And whoso falleth not down and worshippeth, that he should be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.

12 There are certain Jews whom thou hast set over the affairs of the province of Babylon, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego; these men, O king, have not regarded thee: they serve not thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.

13 Then Nebuchadnezzar in his rage and fury commanded to bring Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. Then they brought these men before the king.

14 Nebuchadnezzar spake and said unto them, Is it true, O Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, do not ye serve my gods, nor worship the golden image which I have set up?

15 Now if ye be ready that at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship the image which I have made; well: but if ye worship not, ye shall be cast the same hour into the midst of a burning fiery furnace; and who is that God that shall deliver you out of my hands?

16 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter.

17 If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king.

18 But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.

19 Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and the form of his visage was changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego: therefore he spake, and commanded that they should heat the furnace one seven times more than it was wont to be heated.

20 And he commanded the most mighty men that were in his army to bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and to cast them into the burning fiery furnace.

21 Then these men were bound in their coats, their hosen, and their hats, and their other garments, and were cast into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.

22 Therefore because the king’s commandment was urgent, and the furnace exceeding hot, the flames of the fire slew those men that took up Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.

23 And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.

24 Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonished, and rose up in haste, and spake, and said unto his counsellors, Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? They answered and said unto the king, True, O king.

25 He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.

26 Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the mouth of the burning fiery furnace, and spake, and said, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, ye servants of the most high God, come forth, and come hither. Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, came forth of the midst of the fire.

27 And the princes, governors, and captains, and the king’s counsellors, being gathered together, saw these men, upon whose bodies the fire had no power, nor was an hair of their head singed, neither were their coats changed, nor the smell of fire had passed on them.

28 Then Nebuchadnezzar spake, and said, Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who hath sent his angel, and delivered his servants that trusted in him, and have changed the king’s word, and yielded their bodies, that they might not serve nor worship any god, except their own God.

29 Therefore I make a decree, That every people, nation, and language, which speak any thing amiss against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, shall be cut in pieces, and their houses shall be made a dunghill: because there is no other God that can deliver after this sort.

30 Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, in the province of Babylon.

Verse  25, they put three men in the furnace but now they see four! Thank God for the forth man! The son of God is in the furnace with us!  We are never in the furnace alone!

Merely tending to the fire killed the guards but it didn’t even burn the clothes of the Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego!

Everyone of us will go through a fire but we will make it because God is right in there with us!

We can even thank God for the fire! You may have been through the fire but your clothes won’t even smell like smoke! God delivers totally!

The fire that was meant to destroy you will only free you! Look closely at verse 25, they went in bound but now stand loose and walking!

Don’t try to put the fire out,  let it burn and do what God sent it to do!

If the Hebrew boys had not forgiven Nebuchadnezzar, the fire would have consumed them. We have to forgive even our oppressors, enemies, etc.

We determine through our faith in God, rather the fire will free us or consume us.

Which will the fire do to you?

Listen to the sermon here – The Harmless Furnace, The Harmless Fire

When God Seems Silent…

After going through the experience of waiting on God to answer my prayers more times than I can count, I realized something. God had answered me, he had just not responded with the “yes” that I wanted. I realized that many of the prayers that I felt had been left unanswered had actually received answers. Sometimes, God said “no” and sometimes, “not now.”

Remember asking your mom or dad if you could go somewhere or do something when you had not done what you were supposed to do? Perhaps, you asked to go to the mall and your room was a mess. If your mom was anything like my mom, she screamed “no” without saying a word! Her face said it all! That “I can’t believe you have the audacity to ask to do anything with that junky room” face spoke volumes! Well, I believe God’s presumed silence is sometimes the resounding “no” we do not want but need!.

Why doesn’t God always say, “Yes” to us if he loves us? Here are a few reasons:


Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Matthew 21:21 Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.


Proverbs 21:13 Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.


Matthew 5:23, 24 Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.

Matthew 6:14-15 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.


Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.


2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.


Isaiah 55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Romans 11:33-36 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor? Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again? For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.

Yep, the last one is the reason we probably like the least! We won’t understand every “no.” We may be sure we are ready for something now and may not understand God’s “not now” but as believers, we have to trust that the almighty God knows best.

REFLECTION: Take a look at the prayers you have labeled as unanswered and reevaluate your motives, your current relationship with God, your faith, etc. Perhaps God has answered you.

You Have It All! So Where’s Your Joy?


Key Scripture(s): John 10:10

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

1. Joy comes through perseverance.

 James 1:2-4 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.”


2. Joy comes from God.

Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

Romans 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.


3. Joy does NOT exist apart from God!

 Job 20:5 That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment?


4. Joy comes when we are obedient to God!

 John 15:10, 11 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love. These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.

So many times we equate happiness with joy but happiness it temporary. Happiness is based on the moment, consequences… a bonus, promotion, new car, a phone call from an old friend while joy is much deeper than that.
The dictionary defines happiness as “a state of well-being; a pleasurable or satisfying experience. We all know that “state” can disappear as soon as the boss tells us to work late or our kids walk in with bad grades! Joy, on the other hand can remain in the midst of even the most unsettling of news. Kay Warren, wife of author, Rick Warren and co-founder of Saddlebrook Church in Lake Forest, CA defined joy as this: “the settled assurance that God is in control of all the details of my life. The quiet confidence that ultimately everything is going to be alright and the determined choice to praise God in EVERY situation!” Sounds like we have to have total faith in God in order to have joy!

Reflection: When you need more joy, you can pray the prayer found in Psalm 51:12, 13; Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and uphold me by Your generous Spirit. Then I will teach transgressors Your ways,
and sinners shall be converted to You.


Walking in Wisdom

Paul, when he was persecuting the Christians, was doing what he thought he was supposed to be doing. Oftentimes we are like that, we are just doing what we think we are supposed to be doing. When Paul encountered Jesus, he became passionate about spreading the Gospel. He went from being the Hitler of that day to a great man of God!
No matter what our past, God can use us!


Ephesians 5:14-17

14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.

15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,

16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.

Once our eyes are open, we should be changed men and women just as Paul was when his eyes were opened. Why do we continue to waiver?
Paul advises us to walk in:
HUMILITY in Ephesians 4:1-2
UNITY in Ephesians 4:3-14
SEPARATION in Ephesians 4:17- 30
LOVE in Ephesians 5:1-2
LIGHT in Ephesians 5:8-17
Wisdom: knowledge of truth, coupled with action.
It is not enough to just hear, we need to put God’s wisdom into action. When we don’t, we will have to face the consequences! Unfaithfulness allows the enemy to have control of us or situations in our lives.
God is telling us to prepare BEFORE the storm.
What do we need to walk in wisdom?
Ephesians 5:15 – a diligent walk (accurate and precise)
We can’t walk like the world walks. We HAVE to be different! We have to treat this walk like a tightrope walk. Distractions can be deadly!

1 Peter 5:8 – we must be vigilant, the enemy is!

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
Wisdom will tell you to walk away from people, situations that tempt us to do the wrong things.
We can’t be wishy washy!

James 1:14

14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
There are always temptation around you but you have to put your foot down for Christ.
We must be faithful, patient and persistent!
Entice: catch by bait. The enemy is always trying to entice us but sometimes we get bored and WE seek out sin.
We have to make sure we don’t let supposed “good” things keep us from doing “God” things.
If it takes us away from Christ, it is NOT of God!
Don’t run through life like an idiot! That is exactly what we are doing, we are walking in our own wisdom.
How many silly things do you allow yourself to get caught up in? If you listen to the Holy Spirit, the less likely you are to fall into those silly traps.
How is your walk with the Lord?
Are you walking in wisdom?

Barriers to Excellence


As Christians, we should all be striving to be excellent in every area of our lives! After all, we serve an excellent God! What keeps us from being all that God has called us to be? Dexter & Tiffany Adams ministered on Excellence and the barriers that prevent us from being the true examples of excellence we are called to be! This message is so good, we’ve divided it into two parts! Here’s part 1!

1. Laziness

Jesus always went beyond the call of duty.

Mark 7:37 NIV

People were overwhelmed with amazement. “He has done everything well,” they said. “He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak.”

Excellence does not equal perfection but we must strive for it!

Matthew 25:14-40 NIV

14 “Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them. 15 To one he gave five bags of gold, to another two bags, and to another one bag,[a] each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey. 16 The man who had received five bags of gold went at once and put his money to work and gained five bags more. 17 So also, the one with two bags of gold gained two more. 18 But the man who had received one bag went off, dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money.

19 “After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them. 20 The man who had received five bags of gold brought the other five. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with five bags of gold. See, I have gained five more.’

21 “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’

22 “The man with two bags of gold also came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with two bags of gold; see, I have gained two more.’

23 “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’

24 “Then the man who had received one bag of gold came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed. 25 So I was afraid and went out and hid your gold in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.’

26 “His master replied, ‘You wicked, lazy servant! So you knew that I harvest where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed? 27 Well then, you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest.

28 “‘So take the bag of gold from him and give it to the one who has ten bags. 29 For whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them. 30 And throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.

34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

Matthew 26:36-41

36 Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them,“Sit here while I go over there and pray.” 37 He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedeealong with him, and he began to be sorrowful and troubled. 38 Then he said to them,“My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.”

39 Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed,“My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.”

40 Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping.“Couldn’t you men keep watch with mefor one hour?” he asked Peter.41 “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation.The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

The disciples lacked excellence in prayer. Are we excellent in prayer?

2. Insecurity/Inferiority

Never allow your status or position in life to make you feel inferior or insecure! Whatever you do, do it with a spirit of excellence!

If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.” Martin Luther King Jr.

Use your talents and gifts NOW!

Ecclesiastes 9:10

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the realm of the dead, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.

Stay tuned for part 2 next week!


Did God Come to Work Today?

I knew that title would get you! Well now that I have you, let me ask you a question:

Is God welcome at your job?

You may be thinking, “of course He is welcome,” but many times we don’t act like He is. We don’t work like He is! When God is truly welcome in your workplace, you will strive to exemplify Him in every area of your work! That means getting there on time, working diligently & being an asset to the company!

Rather it’s a heated negotiation with the agent of a popular comedian or an hour-long call with entertainment lawyers to hash out the details of those negotiations, IMUST be Holy! Why? Because I proclaim to belong to God!

“for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.” 1 Peter 1:16 NIV

Trust me, some days are easier than others but I have to petition God BEFORE I even walk into the office if I want to succeed at being a Godly professional!

I work in a very secular industry, urban comedy, so I have to make a very conscious effort every single day to be holy! I can’t allow the ranting of an angry agent, frustrated co-worker or the irreverent content of a comedy clip, to change WHO and WHAT I am! I am a child of God and I must be set apart!

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession,that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 1 Peter 2:9 NIV

So join me on my journey to be light in the workplace and in the world! I will drop a new blog or vlog the last Friday of every month! See you all this Friday, June 28!

Notes by Smith – Obedience


We won’t always understand what our earthly fathers are asking but in this powerful message on obedience, Brother Christian Adams explains that we obey for these 3 reasons:

1 we TRUST him

2 we FEAR him

3 we LOVE him

Likewise we should obey our heavenly father for the same reason. In the book of Genesis, we see an example of amazing obedience! Abraham had great faith in his Heavenly Father, God and Isaac had great faith in his earthly father, Abraham!

Genesis 22:1-14 NIV

1 Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, “Abraham!”

“Here I am,” he replied.

Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac—and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you.”

Early the next morning Abraham got up and loaded his donkey. He took with him two of his servants and his son Isaac. When he had cut enough wood for the burnt offering, he set out for the place God had told him about. On the third day Abraham looked up and saw the place in the distance. He said to his servants, “Stay here with the donkey while I and the boy go over there. We will worship and then we will come back to you.”

Abraham took the wood for the burnt offering and placed it on his son Isaac, and he himself carried the fire and the knife. As the two of them went on together, Isaac spoke up and said to his father Abraham, “Father?”

“Yes, my son?” Abraham replied.

“The fire and wood are here,” Isaac said, “but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?”

Abraham answered, “God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.” And the two of them went on together.

When they reached the place God had told him about, Abraham built an altar there and arranged the wood on it. He bound his son Isaac and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood. 10 Then he reached out his hand and took the knife to slay his son. 11 But the angel of the Lord called out to him from heaven, “Abraham! Abraham!”

“Here I am,” he replied.

12 “Do not lay a hand on the boy,” he said. “Do not do anything to him. Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son.”

13 Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a ram[a] caught by its horns. He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son.

14 So Abraham called that place The Lord Will Provide. And to this day it is said, “On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.”

TRUST is the firm belief in the ability, reliability etc of someone or something.

If anyone has been reliable and able, it is God! We must learn to really trust God.

Ask yourself this question:

Why is it so hard to trust in God when He has only been good to us?

Often times we don’t obey because we have our own ideas about how we want our lives to be. When we try to follow our own paths, we will NOT fulfill the perfect will of God. God has ALL the answers.

Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight

Remember God uses people to speak a word to us. When we totally trust God, we will receive the word as from the Lord.

Deuteronomy 5:29 NIV

29 Oh, that their hearts would be inclined to fear me and keep all my commands always, so that it might go well with them and their children forever!

We must have the heart to FEAR the Lord. It is not a scary fear, it is a reverent fear.

God disciplines us according to what will work to deter wrong behavior and promote Godly behavior.

Deuteronomy 7:9 NIV

Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments.

LOVE  God enough to do what pleases Him. We can hurt God! As Christians, we should seek to please Him not hurt Him! When we don’t listen to God, we will break His heart. God will never break our hearts.

Genesis 22:16-18

16 and said, “I swear by myself, declares the Lord, that because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son, 17 I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession of the cities of their enemies, 18 and through your offspring[a] all nations on earth will be blessed,[b] because you have obeyed me.”

Psalm 37:3-4

Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.

Take delight in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.

In closing, God is pleased when we trust Him and He blesses us.