I deal in hope : Carolyn R Scheidies

Devotion: True Motives

The Lord knows our true motives. We can hide them from others, sometimes even fool ourselves, but we can’t hide from our Creator who knows our evey thought and intent.

For the LORD knows the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish. —Psalm 1:6

Are my motive in line with God’s Word and His will? Do I know God’s Word well enough to even know what God’s way is? Do I hide anger and hate behind being offended, hoping no one descerns the true state of my heart? Hate and anger do not further God’s mandate to reach others for Him

Jesus calls. Will I hear, listen and ask Him in to forgive, set free and fill with love, mercy and peace? Are my motives righteous?

Lord, show me my true motivations before what I say or do hurts another. Help my motivations be seeped in Your will, Your way and bathed in kindness. Amen.

By Carolyn R Scheidies
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