Saturday, February 27, 2010
What are your motives in serving God? Jesus asked the blind man, "What do you want me to do for you?" The man received what he asked for because of his faith. Some want to serve God for wealth and riches. Others, it may be for freedom from what torments them. Others, simply to fit in. We have as many motives perhaps as there are people. He who is forgiven much loves much. We appreciate Him more for what He has done for us if we have really blown it in life. That is in no means a reason to really blow it either. I don't care what others think of me, to a certain extent that is. It hurts me when others think things of me that are not true or belittle my faith in God. But I will never doubt His existence or hopefully ever turn my back on Him. Peter was sure he would never deny Him, but he did, so I am careful of what I say I will never do. Some followed Jesus because of the miracles or the food that was provided. Are we shallow in our beliefs or do they have some kind of depth? I love Jesus because He is my deliverer, friend and savior. What I had without Him isn't worth trying to regain.