Thought and Prayer for Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
January 16, 2013 MOTIVES IN OUR ACTIONS
Everyone has reasons for what they do just as they have reasons for what they don’t do. When we pray it is often because we need something. When we take action it is often because we desire certain results. However, we need to watch out and be sure our motives for our actions are pure. We need to be sure we pray in Jesus' name, for His sake and if it's the Lord’s will. We need to take actions to glorify God and not for our own selfish gain.
Proverbs 16:2 “People may be pure in their own eyes, but the Lord examines their motives.” (NLT)
Dear Lord, help us today to take action for You. Help us today to open ourselves up to You to examine our hearts and our minds to be sure our motives are pure and according to Your will. You know what we need to do. You know what purpose You have for us. Lead us in the right direction with the right motives in all we do. Thank You, Lord. We pray these things in Jesus’ name and for His sake. Amen.