That’s a brilliant question. The answer would probably take an entire book to explain!
But, I believe that it isn’t so much that God requires anything from me or you or us. Rather, that He desires us and to be with us and for us.That, in itself, is even more powerful, more astounding. More in line with the truth. We mustn’t forget. He loves us and wants us but He does not need to love us or want us. We are the ones that require, that need Him.
So having rephrased that and for the sake of a simplified answer, here are 3 things I believe that God desires me to do, and the next person to do also:
1. Come as you are.
This is the most difficult thing for me. Facades don’t work with God. He sees right through it all. Plenty times, i’ve been the person holding God at length because i’m waiting to get myself right or as i expect He would want me to be. The fact is, God is always at work, always present. Stop fussing about the details and about your past/baggage, and approach Him as you are. Right now. You will never regret it!
2. Forgive yourself and others.
3. Love yourself and others.
Everything else stems from those 3 things. Trust stems from love and forgiveness. Hope and honesty stem from being real with ourselves and our nature and loving self and others. Faith is bore from all 3. And so on.
Hope this answers you. Thanks for your question.