Topic: The Voice And Utterance Of Motive [Seeds of Destiny 6 October 2018 Devotional]
Scripture: But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart. 1 Samuel 16:7
Thought For The Day: The utterance of your motive is louder than the utterance of your actions.
Motive connotes the expressed or unexpressed reason for an action; it is the driving force of a man’s actions. The truth is, there is no human being on earth that acts without a definite motive.
It is amazing to know that motives have voices; motive speaks, and the utterance of your motive is louder than the utterance of your actions. The voice of your motive speaks louder than the voice of your actions. It is true that actions speak louder than words but motives speak louder than actions. This is why our anchor Scripture confirms that beyond our actions, God sees and knows the intent of our hearts. Behind our actions, God goes deeper to know the motive behind the things we do – why we do what we do, why we go to church, why we join a particular department in church, why we give offering, why we make money, the motive behind our quest for popularity, etc. For example, most people make donations in church, and in the sight of men, they appear very okay but in the sight of God, their donations are abominations because their motives are wrong.
In 2 Chronicles 25:1-2, the Bible says, Amaziah was twenty and five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned twenty and nine years in Jerusalem…And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, but not with a perfect heart.
Beloved, what is your driving force in life? Are you driven by the consensus or you are driven by your convictions? Is it the craving to be like others or the desire and passion to please God? My counsel is, ensure you have a correct, genuine and sincere motive behind every action for God sees beyond your actions; He sees your heart.
Remember This: The utterance of your motive is louder than the utterance of your actions.
1. Ask God to purge you of every wrong motive behind the actions of your life.
2. Endeavour to understand God’s motive behind His actions from His Word.
Prayer: Lord, I ask for forgiveness for every wrong motive I have ever had in doing anything both before You and before men. I receive the grace to cultivate and maintain the right motive in everything I do, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING GET THIS MESSAGE: SEVEN-WAY LIFESTYLE TEST
Quote: Spiritual responsibility is to be on assignment for God; you are not responsible if you are not driven by God. Culled from WHO ARE YOU? by Dr. Paul Enenche.
Daily Reading: Jeremiah 6:16 to 8:7, Colossians 2:8 to 23, Psalm 78:1 to 31
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Also Read: Click HERE to read Other Inspirational Messages by Pastor Paul Enenche“
Today’s devotional was written by Pastor Paul Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), headquartered at Abuja, Nigeria, with Pastor Paul and Becky Enenche, as the Senior Pastors. It is a power-packed arena where God’s Presence, Principles and Power are at work for the salvation, healing and restoration of human destinies and dignities
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