Colossians 3:17, “And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.”
Motives mean a lot to the Lord. He can see and understand your motives and objectives more than you could possibly imagine. He looks so very deep into the inner recesses of a person's heart. He sees the secret motives on the inside that an individual would never show on the outside. The Lord sees what a person's real motives and objectives are.
A motive is the driving force behind an action. There is a motive behind most everything. That is why the Apostle Paul told the Colossians, “Do all that you do in the name of the Lord Jesus”. Don’t let anything that you do be out of line with that name. If you know the Lord wouldn't be pleased with an action, then don’t do it. The Prophet said, “If there is a doubt, then leave it be”.
As a Believer, your every motive should be centered on Christ. The world should not be influencing your actions to the point where it displeases God or contradicts the Word. Sometimes, however, the influences of the world – such as pride, lust, and envy – get in the way many times without us even realizing it. Check your motives and objectives. Line them up with the Word and let Christ get all the world out of you. Allow nothing to be in your view but Christ and His glorification through your life.
What are your motives and objectives? Do all that you do in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
65-1128M – “God's Only Provided Place Of Worship” Now, you can't take this… your sincerity and all that you want to confess, you just can't take it to the Methodist altar, to a Baptist altar, to a Pentecostal altar, but there is a altar somewhere that He chose that He… to put His Name in it, and He would meet you at that place. Now, if you get everything running just right, it's going to run; everything's set in order. If there's a short in that wire, that light won't come on; because it's been grounded. And when you'll take one of God's Words or one of His places, and in your own heart have selfish objectives, it'll ground the power of God right there. If you do it because you want to be smart, you want to be different from somebody else, or something, right there it's grounded, it'll blow the fuse. You're wrong. You've got to come with sincerity, with all your heart. Your motives and your objective, place that on God. Then search for His place, find where He said, and bring it there. See?
Brother Stephen Coffey is an associate minister from Hickory Bible Tabernacle. In addition to mission work and ministry the Lord gave him a strong burden to encourage and help the Bride in their daily walks with the Lord. He established Our Daily Strength, a daily devotional for Message Believers. To learn more, visit ourdailystrength.com.