From a question on Quora.
“People tell me I should obey God. How do I do that? In what way? Are there steps or instructions somebody can give me instead of having to look for it in the Bible?”
Obtain the mind of God. All sacred inspired writings, not just in the Bible, share what God has communicated to prophets throughout the ages. Study and ponder them and allow the thoughts to transform your mind. The words of Christ, specifically, will tell you how to live your life. These words are transformative. If you begin to think them too, then you have something in common with the man who lived two thousand years ago.
But to get you started, I will answer your question: Love God with all your might.
Another way of stating this is to love your Source, which includes loving yourself as emanating from something divine, and transforming yourself into a being of love, and not of fear. Believe that God ultimately has power, so even if the world appears miserable and chaotic for now, ultimately things will be okay. Another word for “faith” is confidence, and confidence is power.
Next: Love your fellow beings.
Every being on the planet, human, animal and plant. Respect life as it comes from the same divine Source as yourself. Even as you recognize your fear and insecurity and save yourself by transforming your mind into the the mind of God by loving Him and the reality He created, so too believe in the ability, and even destiny, of others to transform as well. Serve them, because serving them is serving your God.
All other instructions from God that there are to obey are based upon these concepts. The rest is yours to discover. Scriptures will get you started as you study and listen to what God has inspired others to write, finding the things that apply to you here and now for your development. It will eventually lead you to a connection where you will hear God speak to you personally. Follow it and you will always know what to do.
God bless you with wisdom and knowledge.
This article originally appeared on the Strangite Harold.
“Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.” 1 John 4:7 KJV