What Does God Require of Us!

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What Does God Require of Us?

True inner healing and Peace can be found in an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ! Anyone who believes the Gospel of Jesus Christ and accepts Him as their personal Savior and Lord will be saved! We are created equal yet all of us are quite uniquely different! Salvation is not based on who we are, on what we have done, nor what we do. It is based on our genuine acceptance of Jesus Christ within our hearts! Salvation does not guarantee an easy life! As Christians we are to encourage others to get to know Jesus Christ through His Word and developing an ongoing relationship with Him. “For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ for it is the power of God to SALVATION for EVERYONE who believes...” Romans 1 What does God require of us?


Upon professing Jesus Christ you now begin the process of giving your life over to Him! Many do not realize that now as children of God our lives no longer belong to us. This is why it is so important to get to know Him through His WORD! "...Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, and you are not your own? For you were bought with a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s” I CORINTHIANS 6


We all have inherited a sin nature due to the original sin of Adam and Eve. Because of this we have a natural proclivity towards sin. What is sin? Sin is anything that separates us from God; basically we miss the mark! When your conscious is sensitive towards God you desire to live to please Him! As a child of God whenever you sin we have an advocate, when sin beckons we can “Call upon Jesus!” You readily confess, repent and then move once again toward the mark. We ALL need a Savior to save us from the power of sin reigning in our lives. We cannot earn our way to heaven! Because of God’s Love for us, He has made a way back to Him to restore the relationship that He originally intended. We have been extended the “gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ! Salvation is by Faith! “Therefore having been justified by FAITH, we have PEACE with GOD through our Lord Jesus CHRIST.”


Spiritual growth and development for us as children of God is an ongoing life long process! His Word is Bread from Heaven ! It is the “Manna ” we need in order to grow spiritually! It contains a plethora of wise counsel! It is in His Word we can find direction for our daily lives. God has given us the ability to choose. You can choose God ‘s WAY, your way or the way of the world? Since we are created in His Image we were created to be a reflection of Him and to embrace and live by His principles! God knows exactly where each one of us are, and what we need. He accepts us as we are. But He does not expect us to stay as we are! As we grow spiritually and walk humbly with Him, He illuminates our path! “His Word is a lamp unto our feet and a Light unto our path.” Although our positions vary we are all of equal value to the Lord. God has given each of us gifts. Our gifts are to be used to further His kingdom.


God LOVES us; for He is LOVE! He does not leave us alone to figure life out. The interesting paradox is that in our weaknesses we are made strong by Him. God can use whoever He so desires! Our body is a Temple! His power comes alive in us! As we study, and apply His Word we can become stronger spiritually! His Holy Spirit residing within us brings about a wonderful metamorphosis! Each believer is sealed with the promise of His Holy Spirit! The Fruit of His Spirit grows and becomes apparent in our lives. The Fruit of His Spirit is Love, Joy, Peace, Longsuffering, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self-control! We must remain connected to the vine for His Fruit to flourish in our lives. We never get to the place that we can do without God.


There is a wonderful attainable inner PEACE when God is in our lives! Yet, we cannot avoid trials or crisis. Conflict in life is inevitable! This is what also opens the doors of intimacy with the Lord! It is during these times we can TRUST GOD and allow Him to work His wonders! He can and will usher us safely through. Absorbing and implementing the Word of God in our lives helps us to TRUST Him and builds our FAITH! His Word contains invaluable wisdom and spiritual insight! We must worship God through our trials! We can and should delight ourselves in the Lord! “True worshippers worship Him in Spirit and in TRUTH!” Worship is our highest expression of our love for Him! He alone is worthy of all the praise! To GOD Be The GLORY!


You can count on God; He is true to His Word! I pray that you have been encouraged! If you do not know Him, now is a good time to invite Him into your heart! He is always a prayer away! "HE WILL NEVER LEAVE NOR FORSAKE YOU!" The wonderful thing about God is we can always be assured of His constant presence! “Yet in ALL these things we are more than conquerors through HIM who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor death, nor any other created thing can separate us from the Love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” Romans 8.


GOD TRULY IS FAITHFUL!



What is it that the Lord requires of us? HIS WORD asks and then says: "And what does the Lord require of you?To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with our GOD." MICAH 6

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Philipo 7 years ago from Nigeria

Thanks for the inspiration.


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RevLady 7 years ago from Lantana, Florida

DeBorrah,

Indeed, God desires we recognize that we are sinners and to accept His love and forgiveness. God loves us and our response to His love is that we love Him with all our heart, soul, mind and strength and to love our fellow man as ourselves.

Thank you for the spiritual nourishment. Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Love and hugs,


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Philipo, You are quite welcome! Thank You for visiting, Blessings!


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Lady_E 7 years ago from London, UK

Thanks for this - I always say "may God give me grace". Beautiful photos. May I use this opportunity to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving on Thursday.

May God's anointing continue to be fresh upon you as you spread his Word. May Angels be round all your family. The provisions you need to reach out to people - Jehovah Jireh will provide it for you, more than you can ask or think. It will be from places you least expect.

God Bless. :)


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Rev Lady, Amen! Thank you for sharing your comments. You are quite welcome! May the Lord continue to allow His Favor and Peace to rest upon you! A Blessed Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours as well! In His Love & Blessings!


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itakins 7 years ago from Irl

DeBorrak K.- you have a wonderful way of sharing the Word of God-another beautiful hub.I always look forward to your inspired words.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Lady E, Yes, His Grace is sufficient! Thank You! I pray & hope you enjoy a wonderfully Blessed HAPPY THANKSGIVING as well!

It is always a pleasure! Thank You for the Blessing! May the Lord continue to Bless and keep you and supply ALL you needs according to His riches in Christ Jesus! Peace to you, Love & Blessings!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Itakins, Thank you and I am humbled by your thoughtful kind words. Thank you for visiting and please do come again, Blessings!


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TimeHealsAll 7 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

Hi DeBorrah! The peace that God instills in us is as a light in our being, a calm in the storm and a rest in our souls. When we rest in his peace nothing can come between us and God. This is a great hub and very well written. Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

TimesHealsAll, You are so right! That is such a beautiful way to explain His PEACE! It does bring warmth and light to your soul and Yes, you feel connected and unseparable from the Lord! Thank you for sharing your comments! Thank you again and a Wonderfully Blessed Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family as well, Blessings!


Al 7 years ago

Dear Deb.

I do not think you answered your own question: WHAT DOES GOD REQUIRE OF US? I have discovered that good intentions is not enough to get close to God. The question is actually really good. But the answer is one not many people know. In case any wants to know, the one thing that Jesus demanded from each one was repentance. Without that all the good intentions are simply not enough. And the word repentance in the original greek scriptures (metanoia) means a radical change of mentality. Unless we change our minds and make them compatible with God's mentality, repentance has not been achieved.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Al, The question is asked and already answered as stated in Micah! My prayers are with you Blessings!


JimLow 7 years ago

DeBorrah,

I remember as a 19 year old, I had drifted terribly away from God but responded to his love-call to rededicate my life to him and I was gloriously back under his Lordship.

I went through a terrible time, having stopped alcohol but still living at home and not knowing where my life was going. I remember crying one day and saying "Lord don't you see I'm crying?" and I heard him as clearly as if spoken to me audibly say "Son, when you cry, I cry along with you."

It wasn't until after this that I found the scripture that says he, our Lord Jesus and our high priest "is touched with the feelings of our infirmities" - Heb 4:15

That was a life-changing experience for me.

Thank you for the wonderful, inspired Hub!


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jacobkuttyta 7 years ago from Delhi, India

Thanks for the nice article and photos. Yes God does not need our gold or money, He is asking for our heart. Let is give it to him. Then He will live within us. It would be a wonderful experience that God living within us and guiding and leading us.

May God bless you


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no body 7 years ago from Rochester, New York

Thank you DeBby I thank you for giving the simple gospel of peace. I thank you for your faithfulness and the simple joy that comes through the page. I thank God that The Almighty created and then uses a wonderful person like you to shine the light into the darkness. I love you sister.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Jim Low, Thank You! It is wonderful to know that the Lord is just a prayer away! That He readily hears us when we earnestly cry out to Him! I am blessed by your testimony. GOD is so GOOD!

God is AWESOME! It is amazing how He has unlimited ways in affirming our Faith and reassuring us that without doubt that He is always there for us! In Him you are a truly a new creation... All His Promises are true!

Thank you for sharing once again. Please do come again, Blessings!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Jacobkuttya, You are quite welcome! You are right God does not need your gold or money... He is the source of everything we need. It is because of Him we are able to breathe the very breath of life! WE however, need HIM!

Yes, when we give Him our heart, He comes to live within us!

His Precious Holy Spirit is our Teacher and our Guide... This is why it is important to know His Word and learn to implement it in our lives each day...

Thank you for sharing, please come again, Blessings!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Nobody, Thank you my brother for stopping by! There is much JOY in my heart because GOD truly is GOOD! It is so wonderful how the Lord has allowed us to be on one accord. We can share openly our LOVE and TRUST in HIM!

Thank you for your sincerity and your words of encouragement! I am thankful to know that we share the same Heavenly Father, May His Love, Favor and Peace continue to rest upon you always! It is always inspiring and delightful to hear from you! May you continuously allow His Light to shine brightly through you! Love & Blessings!!


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cristina327 7 years ago from Manila

Great hub. Great and wonderful insights very true in the life of a christian. Thank you for sharing this.


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heart4theword 7 years ago from hub

Nice Hub-Page! Great Pictures! It is so great that God can see our future, and He does hold our tomorrows when we are in line with His plan. Great reminder that He accepts us where we're at. Choosing to walk on His Path of Life, He has so freely given us. Such Love He Bestows upon those, like you said to those who chose to accept:) Thank you for sharing!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Cristina327, Thank You! You are quite welcome! Thank you for stopping by and sharing your comments as well. Blessings!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Heart4theword, Thank you! I am glad you like the pictures! Nice of you to stop by and share your comments. God truly is AWESOME! Blessings!


SirDent 7 years ago

I am glad you highlighted the words "TRUST GOD." That's the first thing that popped up in me when I read the title. If we trust Him, He will take us where we never dreamed of going.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Sir Dent, Thank you for stopping by, its always so nice to hear from you! You are right, and yes it is so important to "TRUST GOD!" He will, do amazing things in our lives that we never imagined! I am thankful for His presence in my life! Thank you for sharing, Blessings!


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Rebecca E. 7 years ago from Canada

lovely powerful hubs.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Rebecca E, Thank you! Blessings!


peacenhim 7 years ago

Very nice Hub. Thank you!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Peacenhim, Thank you, Blessings!


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago

You use such beautiful photographs. The best!

Once again, you have hit us with the Truth as it is, unvarnished. I'm glad this is widely read. God Bless You!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

James A. Watkins, Thank You! In His Love, Blessings!


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ruperi 6 years ago from India

Your pictures gves me peace inside my mind. Your pictures are so beautiful then how you will be?


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Ruperi, Thank you! I appreciate you for taking the time to stop by, please do come again, Blessings!


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stars439 6 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

Such a wonderful hub with stunning photos. God Bless You.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Stars439, Always good to see you here! Hope you have a beautiful day! Keep looking up to the Lord! In His love & Blessings!


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Sky321 6 years ago from Canada

Inspiring. Thank you for sharing.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Sky321, Thank you for stopping by to share! In HIS Love, Peace & Blessings!


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DavePrice 6 years ago from Sugar Grove, Ill

Thank for a wonderful work on the love and grace of God.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

DavePrice, You are quite welcome! Thank you for stopping by to take the time to share your encouraging words! In HIS, Love, Joy, Peace & Blessings! To GOD Be The GLORY!


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drpastorcarlotta 4 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

Love the photo's. Well written hub! Your such a blessings...


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 4 years ago Author

DR PastorCarlotta, WONDERFUL! You are such a Blessing to me as well! Thank You for stopping by! In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!

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