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Motives of the Heart – September 6 Inspiration

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Happy Day After Labor Day! Does it feel like “second Monday” to you? Hubby Dave and I have been disoriented about what day it is since last Thursday when he had extra days off! So today he went back to work and he texted me to say it definitely felt like another Monday!

 

 

So here’s “second Monday’s” inspiration! 😉

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“If you don’t get whatever it is you want,

can you still love God?

Will you still serve Him all the days of your life?

Or are you just trying to get something from Him?

A fine line divides the motives of the heart

between selfish and selfless;

and we must always make sure we understand

which side of the line we are standing on.”

–Joyce Meyer in “Ending Your Day Right”

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My reflections:

Interesting, I was just praying about this today – to know the difference between praying for God’s will and believing He will grant me my heart’s desire, per Psalm 37:4 — “Delight yourself in the Lord and He will grant you the desires of your heart.” Hoping the two coincide!

I guess it’s an ongoing self-test to determine what our motives are and if they are truly selfish or selfless.

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So what are YOUR thoughts?

Have you considered what your motives are in various areas of life?

Do you think about the lessons of the past as motivation to do what’s right in the future?

 

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