The Three Things God Wants Us to Do

by Sister McCook

As Christians, we often wonder about God’s plan for our lives.

We spend countless hours praying and asking God to reveal His will to us, but sometimes it can be challenging to know what we should be doing.

Fortunately, the Bible gives us some clarity on this matter.

Let’s explore the three things God wants us to do so that we can align our lives with His plan and purpose.

Love God with all your heart, soul, and mind

Jesus tells us in Matthew 22:37 that the greatest commandment is to love God with all our heart, soul, and mind.

In other words, our love for God should be all-encompassing.

God is not interested in having only a part of our affections; He wants us to love Him with every fiber of our being.

When we love God first and foremost, our lives and priorities fall into proper order.

We can clearly see what is important and what is not, and our decisions begin to reflect this love for God.

Love your neighbor as yourself

The second commandment that Jesus mentions in Matthew 22:39 is to love our neighbors as ourselves.

While the command to love God is vertical, the command to love our neighbor is horizontal.

We are called to love others with the same love that we have for ourselves.

This means that we should treat others with kindness, compassion, and grace, just as we would want them to treat us.

If we truly love our neighbors, we will look for ways to care for them, serve them, and share the good news of Jesus with them.

Make disciples

The final thing that God wants us to do is to make disciples.

This command is found in Matthew 28:19-20 when Jesus instructs His disciples to go and make disciples of all nations.

As Christians, we are called to share the good news of Jesus’ love and forgiveness with those around us.

We can do this by telling them about Jesus, answering their questions, and demonstrating God’s love through our actions.

Making disciples is not reserved for pastors or missionaries; it is the responsibility of every Christian to share the good news of Jesus with those around us.

God’s plan for our lives can be summed up in three simple commands: love God, love your neighbor, and make disciples.

As we seek to obey these commands, we align our lives with God’s purpose and mission. We find meaning, fulfillment, and joy in following God’s plan.

Let us commit ourselves to honoring God by following these three things that God wants us to do.

May our love for God and others be evident in all that we do, and may we be faithful to share the good news of Jesus with those around us.

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