Before living in God’s truth, what are the steps?
Living in God’s truth means following His Word, and His Word brings life, peace and joy. Those who live in His Word are righteous in God’s eyes. We follow/live in His Word by depending on the strength and power that comes from His Spirit. If we do not depend on the strength and power that comes from God, there will be no way to follow His Word because our own natural sinful nature in us stops us from following His Word. However, for those who want to follow God’s Word, they need to have faith first before depending on the Holy Spirit’s strength and power, and that is through trusting, believing, understanding and having confidence in God that:
1. He is the true purpose we are living for (Otherwise there will be no point for living in His Word, right?)
2. He indeed exists (Well, there is no point to depend on God’s Spirit if we don’t even believe in His existence)
3. The whole point why we have to live for Him (which kind of goes back to point #1)
4. Who He truly is. (If what we believe is different from who He really is, then we will not be believing in the right person, which means we were believing in a lie!)
Concerning #1, you want to make sure He is the one you are living for, and that is all about obedience and surrender to Him (that is about acknowledging His role as your Lord)
Concerning #2, you want to make sure you believe and trust in Him and His existence
Concerning #3, you want to make sure you know the whole point to live for Him, and behind all that is just about acknowledging His role as your Savior and your role as a desperate sinner
Concerning #4, you want to make sure you believe in the right person, and not something somebody made up. However, there is not much control over that because there are many people spreading false info about God and there is only one way which is through reading/hearing His revealed Word, trust and pray to God about it. (In this case, you will first need to believe that His revealed Word is right before digging in deeper on who God is)
#2 and #4 both deal with your faith and the right belief in Him and His existence.
#1 and #3 are both about your role and God’s role in your life. It is just all the matters circling between you and God. Depending on how you look at, your role and God’s role in your life is simply a matter of building and keeping the right relationship between you and Him.