And without faith it is impossible to please God,
because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists
and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
What must I do to please God?
The answer is simple. First, believe that God is. Second, seek him.
But how do I seek him?
There are many ways to spend time with God. He’s waiting for you to choose one.
You can read your Bible and ask God to help you understand what you’re reading. You can pray simple “Getting to know You, Lord” prayers. You can sing songs of praise to him in church, in your car, or even in the shower. You can lengthen your mealtime prayers to include thanking God for one thing you’ve learned about Him recently.
If you are a child in a crowd of adults and everyone’s shoes look the same, you might feel lost. Your first inclination might be to cry out, “Daddy!” He’s probably watching you look for him, waiting to see what you’ll do. You might think you’re lost, but he knows exactly where you are.
He might scoop you up into his arms to comfort you. He might put his face next to yours and tell you something to do. If it’s time to leave, he might tell you to put your coat on. You might want to obey, or you might not. But he knows what is going on around you better than you do.
Your best move is to obey.
My point is that there are moments when God calls to us in response to our heart’s cry. We hear and either acknowledge that it’s God or we become fearful and refuse to believe that God would speak to us. And when we acknowledge that God has called to us, we have to make the decision to seek him.
Since God rewards those who seek Him, our quick response to God helps us be in the right place at the right time to receive that reward.