Motivated From The Heart

We can do all the right things
And be eloquent in what we say,
But if we don’t have love in our hearts,images9zhoyofy
What we do and say is in vain

 

We can give everything to those in need,
Even sacrifice all our time,
But if we don’t have God’s love inside,
It’s as if our faith is blind

 

The only motivation we should have
Is God’s compassionate heart,
To really have God’s mercy and grace
For the many lost in the dark

 

Touch us again with your love
And a desire for the lost
To show them there is a better way,
To lead them to Jesus cross

 

So they, too, may be deeply touched
With your saving grace, O Lord,
And know the missing link is you,
The key that unlocks the door

 

For you have reconciled us, Lord,
Back to our Father above,
To have meaningful relationship
And receive His eternal love

 

So, may our walk be blameless, Lord,
Reflecting who you are
Let nothing we do be in vain,
But be motivated from the heart.

 

M.S.Lowndes

Love Without Limit

Love at its deepest level does not begin within us. It begins in the heart of God.  It is a love that gives without compromise or hesitation.  It is a love that is motivated by the choice to do the highest good for us.

God does not have this love; rather, He is this love.  There are no impure motives in God’s love.  It is a holy love.  His love for us is consistent with everything that is good and right for us. wpid-images-27.jpeg

His love has no limitations.  It will not wear , fade, or tire out.  It does not play favorites, or respond only when responded to.  God does not love us today because we have been good, or because we are a nice person.

He simply loves us because He is love.  Love without limit.

Highest Motivation Challenged

Why we do what we do is crucially important, as it relates to our service to God, working lives, and career.

This is why Paul challenged the Ephesians to do their work, ” not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, with goodwill doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men.”

We should check our motives in everything that we do. If we do any work or service to merely earn “pay”, whether for accolades, approval from a supervisor, to outshine a co-laborer, or worse to make others look bad. Yes, one could say the motivation is definitely out-of-place.

Its tight; but its right. Ouch!

We fall short of the highest motivation-which should be simply to do our best, as pure evidence of our love and devotion to God.

Lets all do everything ” as to the Lord,” gratefully performing each and every task that He has given us to do.  Because in the end, only what we do for Him will be granted reward anyway.

“Not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart.” Ephesians 6:6

Our Motivation

What is our motivation for offering praise and worship to the LORD?

Too many, sadly believe that Godward actions; prayer, singing, worship, and reading scripture are all safety devices to prevent a zapping. Well, when we think of God that way, we definitely have the wrong motives for any God-directed action. In laymans terms it means: The only reason for offering prayer and worship is primarily for personal gain or approval. And if we are all honest, we have all “been-there-done-that”.

Our worship of the Lord shouldn’t be done in order that we can somehow benefit. Instead, every thought or action should be done out of honor for Him and His greatness alone. “I will offer to You the sacrifice of thanksgiving.” Psalm 116:17.

Yes, we benefit when we turn our attention to God, but that shouldn’t be our motivation. It’s not for us that we worship God, its always for Him. Besides we don’t worship God to gain any benefits.

Why? Because we already have them.