Devotional – Life in the Palace

by: Shamelia Simpson-McKenzie

Monday April 12, 2021

Queen’s live for the purpose of pleasing her King

Oh what a blessing a Queen has, to belong to a King who is well meaning and kind. To live in the Kingdom of such a King guarantees that all that concerns her is taken care of; she needs only to live For the King’s Pleasure.

All that the King expects of His Queen is so He can guarantee her happiness, joy, safety and prosperity; her faith in Him, and obedience to Him is her passport to eternal peace.

Life in the Kingdom of God, and residing in the King’s Palace is bliss when the inhabitants know and understand the character and nature of the King. His benevolence knows no bounds, and it would do His daughters well to know this truth.

The Bible teaches that the Most High God, is Creator of the Universe; He is God, and King over all the earth; in giving oneself to the King and inhabiting His Kingdom there is much to be gained. It is written:

For God is the King of all the earth; sing to him a psalm of praise. God reigns over the nations; God is seated on his holy throne. The nobles of the nations assemble as the people of the God of Abraham, for the kings of the earth belong to God; he is greatly exalted.

Psalm 47:7

It is undeniable that the earth belongs to God by creative rights; He created it, so it is His property. One thing is for sure is that the Creator has given humans the choice to decide whether or not they accept His rulership. The Bible encourages us to choose the path of life which is found when we embrace God’s authority.

Through His anointed servants, our God and King is careful to reveal His will, plans and promises so that we have all the information we will need to make good decisions. and enjoy the rewards He promises.

The laws and precepts of God as revealed to Moses in Exodus 20 were to provide guidance to the Children of Israel; they were being taught how to conduct themselves in order to preserve their lives, by living for the purpose God created them.

In doing this, they received the promise of abundant blessings from the hand of God. The King’s love is so great that He seeks to protect and preserve His children from evil. Hence, when we live in obedience to the laws of God life works better, and the King is able to fulfill His good plans for us without any hinderance.

The Gospel of Jesus communicated this message clearly; our Lord and Saviour encourages us in many ways to make pleasing God our most important aim, because in doing so there are many benefits. Jesus knew how His Father feels about obedience to His laws; He understood that the path to Eternal Life was found when the heart of humans align with the will of God, and His laws are honoured. There are many valuable lessons to be learned from the Word of God about:

The Benefits of Pleasing the King

  • Affirmative answers to requests made in Prayer

And whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him.

St. John 3:22
  • Authority to proclaim what happens on earth and what does not

I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.

St. Matthew 16:19
  • Promise of provision and good health

So you shall serve the LORD your God, and He will bless your bread and your water. And I will take away sickness from among you.

Exodus 23:25

There are so many more benefits; they are too many to count; one thing is constant about your God and King, it is that His love for you is unconditional, and eternal, and His plans for you are good. There should be no greater joy than to live For the King’s Pleasure. After all; you have a guarantee that your efforts will be justly rewarded. The God that you serve is faithful to fulfill all His promises; His pleasure is to bless His children with all that will give them joy. The desire of the Children of God must be to be willing to give the King the pleasure of doing what He delights to do – bless them. The requirement for such is faith and obedience.

The Heart of The Matter is to Dare to Do Right, as and expression that are Sold Out to the King. In living in faith and obedience it will be For The King’s Pleasure; all the good works that you do will be Exciting God; your Life in the Palace will be bliss.



Dear Heavenly Father,

It is only For the King’s Pleasure that I live; my soul’s desire is to enjoy Your direction and guidance. I know that You are the greatest Counsellor and Advisor; I believe that You know what is best for me, and I trust that You will lead me to the destiny You have in mind for me.

I surrender my life to You so that by Your leading it will bring You the glory that You so deserve. You have fashioned me in Your own image; and I want to reflect Who You are at all times. I want my life to be Your canvas on which you will create a Masterpiece for Yourself.

Guide me Oh great Jehovah so that Your matchless Name might be glorified in and through me always and forever.

In Jesus’s Name I pray – Amen