As a believer passionate about pleasing God, the most frequent question in our hearts is what the Lord requires of us.
In truth, the Lord requires something from us: to live a life that pleases Him.
We tend to get worked up on how to please God even though He has already shown us how to please Him from His Word.
He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.
God Requires Us to Act Justly
God desires us to replicate Him by not showing favoritism. We are to treat everyone equally and we are to embrace the vulnerable among us too.
The poor and the rich should be treated equally by us. We must show the same respect to those in higher authority and those that are not.
In other words, the same respect you show a CEO, you must show to a janitor.
He is a just God and also a respecter of no person. He’s the Father of both the weak and the strong.
Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause.
God Requires Us to Love Mercy
To love mercy is to be compassionate. We can see this from the life of Jesus Christ when He was on earth.
He was so sympathetic to people. When everyone wanted the prostitute to be stoned, Jesus showed her mercy.
Even though He was without sin, He still had compassion for sinners. And, He still does.
Jesus demonstrated this to let us know, without a love of mercy in our hearts for others, we won’t love others the way God wants us to love people.
Let’s face it, sometimes it’s hard to show love and compassion to some people.
But we must remember the mercy that was shown to us when we were saved of our own sins.
Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.
God Requires Us to Walk Humbly With Him
To walk humbly with God is to be obedient to His command.
Humble yourself in His presence. Only a tender and humble heart can touch the heart of God and receive guidance and wisdom on what to do and how to go about it.
God resists the proud and gives grace to the Humble.
When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom.
God Wants Us to Become More Like Christ
A person who desires to please God must want to become more like Christ.
While Jesus was on earth, He set the perfect example of someone that pleases the Father.
He was loving, kind and merciful to all those He encountered. He remained steadfast and loyal to the Kingdom of God.
Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did.
Be Generous with Our Time
It’s important to remember that generosity doesn’t just mean giving money away; it also means being generous with our time.
The Bible says that God wants us to give generously of our time, talents, and resources.
This includes helping others in need, volunteering for worthy causes, and sharing our knowledge and skills.
This is about giving of ourselves. God wants to use us to bless others.
There’s no better way to show love than to give of yourself.
Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.
Give Thanks For All We Have
God requires us to give thanks to Him regardless of our present situation
Thankfulness is an important part of life. It helps us appreciate all we have, and gives us strength when things aren’t going well.
Small things add up to big things. If you focus on what you have right now, you’ll find yourself more grateful for what you do have.
It’s easy to forget how blessed we are when we’re busy living our lives.
So take a moment every day to reflect on what you appreciate about your life..
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
To Love God and Love Our Neighbors As Ourselves
Love is an important part of our relationship with God and others. It’s also something that we need to practice in order to grow spiritually.
Loving God and loving one another are two sides of the same coin. Loving God means obeying Him, and loving other people means serving them
It’s easy to think that loving God and serving others requires perfection. In reality, though, Jesus said that we should love even those who hate us.
This means that we shouldn’t let other people’s actions keep us from loving them. Instead, we should focus on loving them as much as possible.
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. ‘The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.”
Ask God To Help You Live A Life That Is Pleasing To Him
What does it mean to “please God”? It means living a life that reflects his character.
This includes things like being kind, loving, forgiving, and serving others. It also means avoiding sin.
Here are a few ways you can find out how to live a life that is pleasing to God:
- Read His Word every day – One of the easiest ways to start asking God to help you live a life that is more pleasing to him is by reading his word every day.
Reading scripture helps us understand who God is and how he works.
It also gives us insight into how we can live a life that pleases him.
- Spending time with people who love Jesus – Spending time with other Christians will help you learn what it means to follow Christ.
If you spend time with people who share your faith, you’ll find out what it means to serve others as well.
- Pray about what He wants from you – Prayer is one of the most powerful tools we have when trying to understand God’s will for our lives.
It helps us focus on what matters most to God. Asking God to help you live a life that is satisfying to Him is an essential part of following Jesus.
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