What is the One Thing God Wants from You? 

“He has told you, O man, what is good, and what the LORD really wants from you” (Mic. 6:8 NET.)

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Ever thought about what is that one thing that God really wants from you?

The prophet Micah asked the question above to the Israelites in the days of the Old Covenant. This question is as vital to us today as it was to the Old Testament saints. What does God really want from you? If the Lord were to ask you this question today, what would you say? Is it your worship, money, service, or even good works? It is important to understand the ways of the LORD and understand what matters to Him.

The one thing God really wants from us has not changed from the Old to the New Testament. It is best summarized in this scripture: “My son, give me your heart” (Prov. 23:26 NKJ.) As a man seeks to win the heart of a woman to marry, so God wants to capture your heart. All that He wants is for you to love Him and give Him your heart.

When you love the Lord, you will seek to please Him. You will do His commandments. You will love others. A flourishing Christian life springs out of our love for Him. If He has your heart, He has everything else and you will certainly reign in life as He takes over.

Your heart is your love. Your heart is your will to live to please Him. If He has your heart, your praise will be meaningful. The single thing He wants from you before everything else is you —not your praise, service, money, or good works.


What are some of the other things seeking to get our hearts in this life?

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God is asking for your heart today. You gave Him your heart when you accepted Christ. Now He wants you to give Him your heart in every aspect of your life. You will be glad if you do!


Ask the Spirit of God to help you truly give the Lord your heart as a believer.

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  1. Interesting. What is the one thing God wants. The answer is simply given but then it becomes compounded with a pleathora of other wants so it seems as if there is not ONE thing God wants but a whole lot, our money, our time, our devotion, our good works and on and on and on it goes. Where does it stop. Is there really but one thing God wants. Maybe it is to not loose one soul, would the gaining of one soul be enough for God? I fear much is due to what man thinks God wants. Personally I do not have the strength to do all the “One thing” God wants. Is there an honest answer to the question?

    1. Hello Tom. I appreciate your feedback just being so honest. I can tell you have a desire to have a relationship with God which is a wonderful thing to see but there is a struggle you have inside. The PURPOSE of this devotional was to address the struggles you are dealing with, as you are not alone. I have been there, and there are many many other believers who are still there thinking in this line. I will be honest with you. The answer to your question will not be found in giving you a “clear answer” that will settle your resolve. You have not yet known the Father’s heart and His will for your life. This knowledge will not come from studying. It will come from the Lord opening your understanding to know Him. The God you have known is the “God who is the Founder of the Christian religion” and has a laundry list of things He demands from His followers. You have not yet known Him as your Father, the intimate relationship He so longs for with you. I will not attempt to directly answer your questions, for that will not help you. I have rather taken a moment to pray specifically for you. I prayed this passage to the Lord for you. I encourage you to read this passage carefully and pray it constantly back to the Lord for yourself.

      “For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,” (Ephesians 1:15–18, ESV)

      The last verse for you to pray and meditate on. Christianity is not our struggle to do what He wants.It is a life driven and empowered by the Spirit. There is no way I can intellectually communicate that to you. You have to come to the revelation of it personally. I have shown you above what you should do especially with Eph. 1:15-18. The Lord provides the power and strength to live for Him and serve Him.

      “Then he said to me, “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the LORD of hosts.” (Zechariah 4:6, ESV)

      Please take a moment to reread my reply above as often as it is needed and feel free to contact me with any further guidance.

  2. Didn’t receive devotional yesterday or today. Truly love them. Also, I forward to two people. How can they subscribe to the devotional?

    1. Peggy, we are glad to know the Lord is blessing your life with the Word through these devotionals. We are sorry for the inconvenience yesterday-we did have a delay in sending out the devotionals. I just double checked and you are already signed up and should be getting the devotionals daily as before. We will keep you in prayers that the Lord will cause you to grow from one level of glory to another as you continually feed on His Word.

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