God Has X-Ray Vision

“God, you have to love me. After all, I read my Bible every day.”

What motivates you to do you do the things you do for God? Is it so He’ll love you? So He’ll be impressed with you? So He’ll answer your prayers? Through the years, I’ve been guilty of all these motives.

God has x-ray vision. He pierces through our trendy clothes and freshly bathed and powdered flesh to look deeply into our heart (see 1 Samuel 16:7). He sees the wrong motives that reside there. We can spend a lifetime in service to God, but if we do it with wrong motives our work will be burned up like so much hay and wood (see 1 Corinthians 11-13).

Take a moment and examine your motives. Do you do what you do to ensure your salvation? To somehow force God into answering your prayers the way you want them answered? Or maybe you’re simply trying to make God love you. Spend some honest time with yourself to find the answers.

Seek relationship with God because you love Him. Serve because you want to, not because you have to.

Debra L. Butterfield © 2011 

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