Tuesday, November 9, 2010
What motivates you?
What if we just woke each morning wondering what God had in store for us and thought about who we could help today? I know when I take my eyes off myself I am a better person. When I stop and think about helping or encouraging others it makes my heart stir. When I take my eyes off myself I am of better use of God. I am that willing vessel saying, "Yes Lord." It is not us that is serving, but the Lord living through us touching others.
Colossians 3:23-24 "And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ."
Proverbs 6:6-11 "Go to the ant, you sluggard! Consider her ways and be wise, which, having no captain, overseer or ruler, provides her supplies in the summer, and gathers her food in the harvest. How long will you slumber, O sluggard? When will you rise from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep-so shall your poverty come on you like a prowler, and your need like an armed man."
May the Lord be our motivation for each waking moment. May He light our way and show us our purpose. May we finish each task before us with a heart of God and the spirit of hope. I pray I can wake each morning excited about what today will bring. It is my hope that I keep my eyes off myself and focus on Christ who will give me the strength and will to reach out to others, serving with a heart of compassion. It is through our service that God gains glory. It truly is better to give than to receive. Just look what our Savior was willing to give for us. Life and life abundant!!