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I believe what Elisabeth Eliot once said; it's really very simple: Whatever you do, plumber, student, janitor, doctor,... be the best plumber, student, janitor, doctor,... you can possibly be. Colossians 3 ESV, 17 And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
God has given us some very clear instructions in His Word as to how we are to live for Him. These include the command to love one another (John 13:34-35), the call to follow Him at the cost of denying our own desires (Matthew 16:24), the exhortation to care for the poor and needy (James 1:27), and the warning to not fall into sinful behaviors like those who don’t know God (1 Thessalonians 5:6-8). Jesus summed up a life lived for God when a teacher of the law asked Him the most important of commandments. Jesus replied, “Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. 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” (Mark 12:29-31).
To live for God, is to daily ask for the grace to live in the spirit and to avoid gratifying the flesh for any reason,in accordance to the word of God in Gal.5:16. It involves our conscious effort to walk in line, in obedience and submission to the expressed will of God. It involves confessing every sin that the Holy Spirit has revealed to us wether against God or man. Satan tempts us through our wrong habits, desires, envy, jealousy, and wicked ambition,but God has given us an escape route in His word "" resist the devil and he will flee from you. 1 Peter 5:7.
Seek first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you (Matt.6:33). You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart,with all your soul and with all your mind(Matt.22:37). Do not be conformed to this world. But be transformed by renewing your mind that you prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God(Rom. 12:2). If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness(1John1:9). Those who love God,to those who are called according to His purpose (Rom.8:28) Those are some of the scripture verses that are aptly suited to the answer to the question. God has a plan and purpose in our life. For this purpose, we must be godly. Being godly means living a life that pleases God—acting justly, loving mercy, and walking humbly with him. The key, though, is the walking part. It's only when we walk with God in a relationship with him that we're able to do what's right and what is good. Delight yourself in the Lord,he shall give you the desires of your heart(Ps.37:4). Finally, dear brothers and sisters,we urge you in the name of the Lord Jesus to live in a way that pleases God, as we have taught you. You live this way already, and we encourage you to do so even more(1Thes..4:1 NLT).
How should we live for our God and Father Yehovah? The way to live for our God and Father Yehovah is to obey the words He gave to the lord Messiah Jesus to give e to us! That is what we are to do, in order to live for Yehovah. If we believe in the one whom Yehovah sent and repent and are baptized [totally immersed] going into the water; dying to self and coming up out of the water, as new creations in the Messiah filled with his spirit to enable us to walk in covenant obedience to the words His God and Father gave to him to give to us. Now what words are the most important us to do? Well the simplicity of the Messiah Jesus is to obey his creed, as given in Mark 12:28-34. We are to love Yehovah Elohim - God with all our being and to love our neighbor as ourselves; which we can only do as enabled by His indwelling Spirit in us. Along with this we are to behave as those who have been grafted into the true Israel [Romans 11:] and are to be witnesses being reflections of those who have been born in the image of Yehovah, both physically and spiritually, reflecting His nature. We do this In the same way that the Messiah Jesus was the outshining of the nature of His God and Father. We do this as sons who have been placed into the household of Yehovah. This is how we live for our God and Father Yehovah, doing as the Messiah Jesus did, being witnesses about the coming kingdom of God; which will begin when Yehovah sends His son down to take his place on the throne of David at Zion. Then we who have been resurrected at his return will join with him as immortal sons and daughters; as co-rulers and co-inheritors with him who is our elder brother who showed us the way, the truth and the life and light of his God and Father that we should emulate to all we come in contact with! If we are filled with the indwelling power of Yehovah's Spirit we will reflect the glory of God and His uniquely begotten son Jesus by obeying the words and commands that Jesus has give to us to do!
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