...and to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you, so that you may walk properly before outsiders and be dependent on no one. 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12
Living deliberately for him meant to live as though you planned your own life.
I do not define it as such. I want to live my life knowing that God has a plan for me. As much as I do enjoy reading 'Walden', the Bible is my 'guide'. Christianity, seemingly, was not something Thoreau chose for his life. It is what I choose.
So for me, 'living deliberately' must be defined by my knowledge that God is in control. I can make choices for my life, but ultimately He is in control.
For many years I have had the longing to live an off grid, simplistic life. Not that I want to get away from 'people', I just want to raise a garden; have some critters; do more canning and preserving; etc. I don't want to move back in time, I want to live in this century, but make use of the 'old skills'. Thankfully, my hubby dreams of a more simplistic life also, together we hope to move toward that goal. Our timeline has us moving within the next 12 months. We are working hard toward the goal, enjoying each moment of every day and praying to Him for wisdom along the way.
Those choices are what I refer to as 'living deliberately'.