Devotional – Life in the Palace

by: Shamelia Simpson-McKenzie

Friday April 09, 2021

A Queen’s faith is the ingredient that perfects the recipe for blessings

Can you imagine God being EXCITED? What would the look on His face be, and what would put Him in such a state? From a human point of view, it may be difficult to picture an excited look on God’s face. If you are a parent, you probably can when you remember how overjoyed you have felt by something your child did. 

The Scriptures speak about pleasing God; in particular, how humans can achieve this goal. Usually being pleased involves feeling a sense of satisfaction, joy and happiness; even excitement. What is it that could evoke such an emotion in the heart of God? According to Scripture:

…without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

Hebrews 11:6

Faith is said to our response to that which we do not see, but believe that it is. (Hebrews 11:1). We know the story of Abraham; how God promised him a son, and he believed what God said to him would eventually happen. The Bible says that:

Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.

Genesis 15:6

Like Abraham, we all can experience the moment when God tells us what He will do concerning us. The nature of God is to deal specifically with each of His children; each of us are different, and so too are God’s plans for us different. As we draw closer to God; deepen, and strengthen our relationship with Him, we will come to understand our purpose and all that we are to receive in order to fulfill the purpose. At this stage of our encounter with God there is usually great anticipation and excitement in God’s heart as we become interested in the reason for our existence, and seek Him for revelation and clarity.

The miracles Jesus was able to perform was evidence of God’s excitement awaken by His Son’s faith in Him. As Jesus trusted and relied on God’s power, He received all that He needed to do all that He had to do. His faith, coupled with obedience was the catalyst that turned water into wine, opened the eyes of the blind, cleansed the leper and raised the dead. All these activities are undeniably the result of much excitement on God’s part.

How does your faith inspire God? What does your trust and confidence in your King inspire Him to do on your behalf? It is in activating faith that miracles abound; this is when God shows up, and shows off, because He knows that you are expecting to experience His power and love. Our King always stands ready to act. Queen, are you ready to excite your King?

The Heart of The Matter is settled; you are already committed to Dare to Do Right, and you have declared that you are Sold Out; you might as well turn on the Excitement too!! Exciting God is the aim of your faith.



Dear Heavenly Father,

I truly want my faith to excite You. Your Word says that I am not able to please You unless I have faith. Trusting You is not always easy, but I am willing to give it all I have until my faith can move mountains.

I ask You for more faith; I know that that involves giving You more opportunities to express Your love for me so that I can become more and more confident about who I am to You, and the place I hold in Your hear.

My immediate spiritual goal is Exciting God; Lord, please lead me on this path and help me to succeed.

In Jesus’s Name I pray – Amen