Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you didn't know what to do or how to act? We've all been there. But did you know that God offers a way for us to live our lives with purpose and wisdom? Today, we will break down some Scriptures to help us understand how to live God's way. Don't worry if you're unfamiliar with the Bible - we'll make it easy to understand!
First, to live God's way, you need to accept Salvation through His Son, Jesus Christ. John 14:6 says, "Jesus answered, 'I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.'" So what does this mean? It means that Jesus is the only way to have a relationship with God. You can't earn your way into heaven by being a good person - you have to believe that Jesus died for your sins and rose again. When you accept this truth, you become a new person (II Corinthians 5:21) and can start living for God.
Now that you've accepted Jesus, how do you start living for Him? It all begins with renewing your mind. Romans 12:2 says, "Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by renewing your mind. Then you can test and approve God's will - his good, pleasing, and perfect will." In other words, you need to start thinking differently about the world and yourself. You need to view everything through God's truth rather than the world's philosophy. To do this, you must read the Bible (Romans 10:17) and seek God's guidance. Colossians 2:6-10 says, "So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness."
Living God's way also means seeking wisdom from Him rather than relying on yourself or others. Proverbs 3:5-6 says, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight." This means acknowledging that God's ways are higher than ours (Isaiah 55:8-9) and being willing to submit to His plans for our lives. James 3:13-15 warns against relying on earthly wisdom, saying, "Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. Such 'wisdom' does not come from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic."
Finally, living for God means making Him the center of your life. Romans 10:9-10 says, "If you declare with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved." This means confessing your faith in Jesus (Romans 10:13) and making Him the Lord of your life. It means making decisions based on what will honor God rather than satisfy your desires.
Living for God can seem overwhelming, but it's about seeking Him first (Matthew 6:33) and trusting He will guide you. By accepting Jesus, renewing your mind, seeking wisdom from God, and making Him the center of your life, you can start to live in a way that brings glory to Him. So go ahead and take that first step. Who knows where it might lead you?