Please the Lord?
Do you have a deep desire to please the Lord? That’s one of the first things I found when I became a Christian. Before that time I only wanted to please myself (and other people when I thought it was in MY best interest). But God changes that and genuine believers will find their hearts turning toward Him more and more. As you spend more time with Him you’ll want to please Him like you would any close friend. And what is it that pleases Him? Many search blindly for this answer, but it’s a simple as it comes. Stop sinning and living for yourself, faithfully repent your sins and consistently trust in Him alone!
“… if a wicked man turns away from all the sins he has committed and keeps all my decrees and does what is just and right, he will surely live; he will not die. None of the offenses he has committed will be remembered against him. Because of the righteous things he has done, he will live. Do I take any pleasure in the death of the wicked? declares the sovereign Lord. Rather, am I not pleased when they turn from their ways and live?” Ezekiel 18:21-23