Monday, March 19, 2012

Distorted Motivation

The Apostle Paul said that it was the love of Christ that controlled his actions. It is important to note that he didn’t say it was his love for Christ but instead it was Christ’s love for him that regulated how he behaved. The emphasis in the modern church is about how we should love Him, but the emphasis of the New Testament is on His love for us. To reverse the two is to find ourselves in a place where we’re filled with constant spiritual fatigue from our efforts to love Him more.
– Steve McVey

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  1. Mankwe Clement Phukubje9:09 AM

    So wonderful Ralph, thanks for sharing.

  2. Lorraine Whosoever9:09 AM

    That is awesome true! thanks Ralph!

  3. I'm sure glad you like what this post conveys. That's terrific!

  4. Garvisa Garner Stroud3:48 PM

    Sounds like something YOU would say! :) Some of my favorite chapters in your book.

  5. Ugh oh. Garvisa has figured me out!

  6. Cheryl Rodriguez3:49 PM

    This is the kind of love we are talking about—not that we once upon a time loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to clear away our sins and the damage they've done to our relationship with God.

  7. Joyce Ewing3:49 PM

    Thanks for the post....reposted on my status! For many years I lived in guilt for not loving Jesus more.