What God Requires of You

August 23, 2010

He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8

Let’s find out what is pleasing to the Lord and do it. If we dedicate ourselves to pursuing what God likes, we will stop comparing ourselves to others and accomplish God’s plan for each of our lives.

Do justice. God has called us to do what is right. We live in a world that is aimless and frivolous. But God has called us to translate our days into fruitfulness. Jesus said: “My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples” (John 15:8). I’m not talking about workaholism or using good works to become good — God looks at the heart. And He loves people who do what’s right just because it’s the right thing to do.

The people who know their God will display strength and take action. Daniel 11:32b

Love kindness. To walk in love means to regard others as valuable. Knowing God and how much value He places on people will help your attitude toward others. If your attitude goes sour, keep telling yourself: “That person is someone for whom Christ died.”

Walk humbly with God. Get close to God. Talk with Him, walk with Him. Throw yourself into God’s grace, expecting clarity to come. It’s time to get back to the root of the matter — knowing God. Jesus, in freeing us from sin, has made it possible for us to walk and fellowship with God!

There are more miracles that God wants to display through you more of the time.
And it is these moments of obedience that will precipitate change in an entire city,
across a nation, and throughout the whole world. Obeying God — what a noble way to spend a life.

Press on!
Pastor Jeff

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