I think we can agree as believers that one of the truest ways to live our best life is to be living in agreement with God. But what does that mean? We will explore this meaning in depth over the next three posts. So, what does that look like in our day to day lives? Is it us just following rules so as not to be “punished?” Or is there more to it? I wanted to know myself so I looked into it. Here is my take on what I found.
The first thing is for us to spend time with God daily. Micah 6:8 states, “And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” How can we walk humbly with Him if we never spend time with Him? We need to spend time with Him daily, just as devoted as we would hope to be with a spouse now or someday. Think about it, if we only paid attention and talked to a loved one when we needed something, that relationship would wither and die. It is the same with God. God wants and needs to be a daily priority in our lives. And not just before bed or meals, but in everything we do. The best way to do this is to be in His word everyday and praying multiple times a day. They don’t have to be long formal prayers, talk to Him like a friend but with great respect.
As we spend more time with God daily, our faith will begin to grow. Not over night maybe, but in time. The key is to stick with it. As we start to look for God in our everyday life, not just chalking things up to coincidence, we will begin to see just how involved He is. I call it a “God-incidence.” This will also begin to grow our faith, making it easier for us to trust God with our life. Making it easier for us to want to live in agreement with God. We will begin to see what it feels like to live in the blessing zone of God and will want to stay there. As this grows in us, we will want less and less to have anything to do with things that are not Gods will for our life. This will lead to us to begin to only ask for things that are Gods will for us, not things we simply just want. I do not sit here and claim to have this down pat. I do not! But I do pray that His will be done and not mine. That is at least a step in the right direction. This does take time. But the more time you spend with Him, the easier it will get.