And now that I am asking, He is also granting me the knowledge, the knowing, of what He is seeking in me.
"The Lord has looked down from heaven upon the sons of men, to see if there are any who understand, who seek after God."
And Handbook 2 gives us a list. Check it out! (Handbook 2, Article 35)
But He gets more specific! If I in truth want to serve Him, I will:
Set up His throne of authority in my heart.
"...if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord..."
"...you became obedient from the heart..."
Remember Him in His ways. (Take His yoke on me)
"Thou dost meet him who rejoices in doing righteousness, who remembers Thee in Thy ways."
"By this (I) know that (I am) in Him, the one who says he abides in Him ought to walk in the same manner as He walked."
1 John 2:4-6
"Christ is the Way. It is His being received by us that saves the soul. But we must perceive the Way, we must enter this Way by our own act. We must proceed in the Way. We must continue in this Way to the end of life and to all eternity, as the indispensable condition of our salvation... He did not say, I came to open the way, nor to teach the way, nor to call you into the way, but 'I am the Way'."
Charles G. Finney
Place my lips under His authority -- Pure speech from pure lips.
"Hear for I speak excellent and princely things and the opening of my lips shall be for right things. For my mouth shall utter truth, and wrong doing is detestable and loathsome to my lips. All the words of my mouth are righteous -- upright and in right understanding with God; there is nothing contrary to truth or crooked in them. They are all plain to him who understands and right to those who find knowledge."
Have the attitudes in me which were in Jesus:
"Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, Who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself (laid aside His privileges) taking the form of a bond servant, and being made in the likeness of men.
And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death of a cross."
Have such a heart in me to do what is in His heart and soul -- to have the heart of a priest.
"But I will raise up for Myself a faithful priest who will do according to what is in My heart and in My soul; and I will build him an enduring house, and he will walk before My anointed forever."
1 Samuel 2:35
"Behold I have come, (in the roll of the book it is written of Me) to do Thy will, O God."
Allow myself to be built up as a spiritual house.
"And coming to Him as to a living stone... you also, as living stones, allow yourselves to be built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood..."
1 Peter 2:4, 5
Present myself and my life to Him in full measure that He might reveal His Son in me in full measure.
"He who set me apart... and called me through His grace was pleased to reveal His Son in me..."
Seek to know and understand His eternal purposes, the desire of His heart. (Handbook 2, Article 28)
Present myself to Him that He may revive His purposes, His work in me.
"Many plans are in a man's mind, but it is the Lord's purpose for him that will stand."
Seek to know and understand His choice of me.