No matter your beliefs, God’s words and deeds
are to help you understand His intentions
and increase your grasp of what He’s thinking,
what He wants to achieve,
what kind of people He’ll spurn,
who He likes and wants to gain,
and what He despises.
They are meant to make it clear
and help you understand
how far the thoughts and deeds
of every one of you
have strayed from God’s standard.
You’ve long had faith and heard so much preaching,
but these are just the things you lack the most.
You’ve written every truth in your notebooks,
you’ve carved things in your hearts
that you think are important,
and plan to use all these things
to please God in your practice.
You plan to use these things
when you are in need,
to get you through hard times,
or simply let these truths
be with you while you live.
If you’re just doing it, no matter how,
it’s not so critical, so then what is?
It’s while you’re practicing, you must know deep down,
with complete certainty,
if everything that you do—
your every single deed—
aligns with what God wants.
Know if all you think and do,
if the goal you’re aiming for
will satisfy God’s will
and tend to His demands,
and if He accepts them.
Only these are essential.
Adapted from “How to Know God’s Disposition and the Results His Work Shall Achieve” in The Word Appears in the Flesh