Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
Motivation of the believer to keep going is love for God. Part 4.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
DEU 28:47 Because you did not serve the Lord your God with joyfulness [inner happiness] and a glad heart [of gratitude and joy] for the abundance of all things [divine blessings from God].
The greatest motivation you can ever have comes from understanding the love of God toward you resulting in your reciprocal love toward Him = your response back of loving God.
PSA 16:2b-3 Thou art my Lord: my goodness extendeth not to thee; But to the saints that are in the earth.
1JO 4:11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
1JO 4:20 If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for the one who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen.
GAL 6:10 So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all men, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith.
Love is the greatest motivation and divine prescription for personal healing that a believer can have.
1JO 4:16 And we have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us.
Motivation determines what you do.
Attitude determines how well you do it.
1CO 15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am,
True leadership is the ability of a single individual through his or her actions to motivate others under their authority to higher levels of achievement.
When you have proper motivation, the fire inside burns hotter than the fire outside.
Motivation is what gets you started.
Habit is what keeps you going.
PRO 24:15 Do not lie in wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous; Do not destroy his resting place; For a righteous man falls seven times, and rises again,
The spiritual life is not be executed or achieved through some measure of statistical understanding or a spiritual formula.
More importantly, we should be concerned with the spiritual dimension of our calling and always remember the enlargement of this dimension.
Knowledge is important, but it is not the ultimate goal of living the spiritual life.