Saturday, May 23, 2015
Be Careful How You Motivate
Through faith in Christ’s cross and resurrection, you have already been made holy (you’re not going to get holier), you have already been made righteous (you’re not going to get righteouser), you have already been made perfect with Him (you’re not going to get perfecter). You’ve been made clean and close, fit with Him forever, just as He intended. Before you go to heaven, there will be no last minute modifications, no bit of re-tooling or re-engineering, and no final scrubbing, because you’re fit for heaven now. You’re heaven ready.
And salt and light? You already preserve and display the handiwork of God, you already add invaluable flavor to a world in need of it, and you already are a beacon of God’s grace in an otherwise dark and frustrated world. He did it. The cross and the resurrection actually worked.
Believing that, and believing it again and again, will provide motivation enough. (For your kids, too.) You ARE salt. You ARE light.
Embrace who you are.
(This is a transcript of yesterday’s video, “Be Careful How You Motivate,” and is for those who might rather read than watch. To see this video—and there are more than 100 others on my YouTube channel—click http://youtu.be/u87Wg81OkGI, or just scroll down my blog page. Photo credit, Jesse Millan: https://www.flickr.com/photos/stopdown/.)