Oh, she asks the tough questions! Her post is titled Are My Motives Pleasing to You, God? if that's any clue.
Do you go to church to fulfill an obligation?
Do you get involved to get a reaction from
someone; possibly pity, recognition or even money?Do you volunteer in your child’s classroom to
analyze the new teacher or is it to help?
Do you share prayer requests for a chance to
gossip or because you truly care and are praying?
O - Obey God's commandment in serving others in love. "You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature ; rather, serve one another in love." ~ Galatians 5:13 (NIV)
T - Talk to God about your motives. He will help you in each situation. "So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened." ~ Luke 11:9-10 (NIV)
I - Invite God to purify your heart and renew a steadfast spirit in you. "Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me." ~ Psalm 51:10 (NIV)
V - Verify that what you do is what God wants you to do. "All a man's ways seem right to him, but the LORD weighs the heart." ~ Proverbs 21:2 (NIV)
E - Exemplify the Lord in all that you do. "And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work." ~ 2 Corinthians 9:8 (NIV)
S - Search God's Word for the truths and paths you take. "Show me your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long." ~ Psalm 25:4-5 (NIV)
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