Tuesday, June 9, 2015

True Motives

*A guest post by Deby Pittsinger*

Can we look inside our hearts to see if we are seeking God? Or do we just seek benefits from God, stomping our feet like spoiled children and demanding that God give us what we deserve?

Sometimes outward appearances seem to show our willingness to follow God, be we really only call upon him in times of trouble. Can our hearts and souls bless God for simply giving us breath? Or do our hearts say, “Where are my blessings?” We are in a time where everyone declares, "I deserve this, I deserve that,” but we really don’t deserve anything. We should be thankful to be alive; to feel the warmth of the sun, to smell the sweetness of the flowers, to see the light of the stars, to love and be loved, to have deep joy and comfort, to be given our next breath.
What makes us happy? It isn’t money or possessions or another person, it isn’t the duty of someone else to give, give, give to prove that they love us or are on our side. It boils down to a single relationship with God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, doesn’t it? We are not entitled to any benefits – just knowing that God exists doesn’t make us eligible to profit from his grace.
By our fruits it will be evident if we are a true follower of the Lord.

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