Wrong Motives

 You want what you don’t have, so you scheme and kill to get it. You are jealous of what others have, but you can’t get it, so you fight and wage war to take it away from them. Yet you don’t have what you want because you don’t ask God for it. And even when you ask, you don’t get it because your motives are all wrong—you want only what will give you pleasure.

James 4:2-3

I’m not going to lie. I’ve been so obsessed with my stats on here that I seem to have forgotten the real reason for blogging.

I’ll log on, hoping to see lots of “views” and “comments” and there aren’t many. A post I’m certain would draw lots of views doesn’t and posts I think aren’t my best writing end up more popular.

When I created this blog way back in 2012, I believe, I just wrote sporadically and never anything worth much….It was in 2017 when I got right again with the Lord that I truly took off with this blog.

It’s been 4 years since I changed this blog around. My desire is to be able to reach out to people and let them know that God loves them and that He is all they need!

I’m ashamed I have become curious more about why my blog isn’t growing than I am about sowing that seed and letting God do the watering in someone’s life.

I apologize.

I published posts every single day in July and was going for another month in August and I just realized it’s not about how many posts I publish. If I’m writing for the wrong reasons, if I’m just concerned with the stats then I’m doing something wrong. I’m not honoring God with this attitude.

I am not going to stop posting but I AM going to stop publishing every single day until I am writing to truly reach other people and not concerned so much with the stats.

 So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.

2 Timothy 2:22

 Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men

Colossians 3:23

All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes
but the Lord weighs the spirit. 

Proverbs 16:2

 We can pretend that we are choosing certain actions for God or the benefit of others, when in reality we have selfish reasons. God is not fooled by our selfishness and is “a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12).

https://www.gotquestions.org/Bible-motives.html

What Does the Lord Require Of Us?

God’s will is for us to become like Him—to become His children

Mike Bennett,
https://lifehopeandtruth.com/god/who-is-god/what-is-gods-will-for-you/

Jesus said: “For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven is My brother and sister and mother”
Matthew 12:50

“And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you? He requires only that you fear the Lord your God, and live in a way that pleases him, and love him and serve him with all your heart and soul
Deuteronomy 10:12

 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.
Romans 12:1

But be very careful to obey all the commands and the instructions that Moses gave to you. Love the Lord your God, walk in all his ways, obey his commands, hold firmly to him, and serve him with all your heart and all your soul.”
Joshua 22:5

Do I have any pleasure in the death of the wicked,” declares the Lord God, “rather than that he should turn from his ways and live?
Ezekiel 18:23

And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
Micah 6:8

And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.
Hebrews 11:6

The Lord knows what’s best for us in the long run. He KNOWS us. He LOVES us. He WANTS us to come to HIM!

Love the Lord your God.
Walk in all His ways
Obey His commands
Live in a way that pleases Him