A pastor posed the question to his congregation: “If God were to show the past five minutes of your thoughts on-screen for all of us to see, would you be worried?” This is a great question that deals with our mode of operation. Why do we do the things that we do? Why don’t we do some of the things that we should?
Before you settle yourself to think that my friends’ grandfather was a delusional old man or even attempt to believe that the Pastor’s question is only hypothetical, remember that your thoughts and actions are posted for God to see all the time. If he were less gracious, he could replay them for all of heaven or he could ensure that each fault that you attempt to cover up gets found out here on earth.
How fortunate are we that our God is not petty or manipulative? How fortunate are we that he is not like us?
Today, I encourage you to evaluate what motivates you. Do you consider Christ before you act? If not, then you should. Remember that we are not our own, but we are his chosen vessels so he must be consulted and acknowledged at all times.
PRINCIPLE OF THE DAY
Be motivated by God today so that you can live your best life!
TALK TO HIM
Jesus, I love you and want to be more like you. Thank you for not hiding your deepest motivations from me, please show me what is lurking inside of me. I desire to be wholly pure like you because I would be horrified if the world knew what you know about me. Thank you for being the only one who sees it all and thank you for helping me clean up these hidden motives that are not according to your will for my life. Amen.