Pleasing the Lord begins with believing in Him. With turning from our sins, believing Jesus Christ is Lord and in His death and resurrection and in turning to Him and His ways. We cannot please the Lord without faith in Him.
“But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” Hebrews 11:6
But faith in the Lord isn’t where pleasing the Lord ends. It is where pleasing Him begins.
Pleasing God continues with loving and obeying Him.
His greatest command is to love Him with all our hearts.
He teaches us our love for Him should manifest in obeying Him.
“Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.” John 14:23
In what way are we to obey Him?
We are to obey what He teaches us in the Bible.
“And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;” Hebrews 5:9
And we are to obey what He speaks to our hearts personally and individually by His Spirit who lives inside His followers and who speaks in line with the Bible.
“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:” John 10:27
Faith. Love. Obedience. All fundamental to pleasing the Lord.
Where do you stand?