Reprinted from the May 2014 issue of “Gospel Advocate” Magazine.
Spiritual motivation is of paramount importance in the life of a Christian. If our motivation is nonexistent or is misplaced, we may lose our zeal to serve God and those in need around us. Losing sight of what should motivate us may well be a major reason Christians leave the faith entirely or become inactive and quit working for the Lord. Therefore, reflecting on what can and should motivate us as Christians is a wise exercise that may renew our commitment to serve the almighty God and allow us to show His love to those around us.
Our source for this motivation, of course, is found in the Word of God. When we drink deeply from the verses that describe His love and concern for us along with those that illustrate our relationship with Him and His Son, our zeal can be renewed in an extraordinary way. Go all the way to the front of your Bible, and you will begin to see the relationship God has with all mankind. Genesis 1:26-27 states: “Then God said, ‘Let Us make man in Our image.’ … So God created man in His own image” (NKJV).