“You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life;
and it is they that bear witness about me,
yet you refuse to come to me that you may have life.”
Do you ever wonder what your motives are for being a Christian?
Right off the bat, it seems like a simple question to answer. To be saved from Hell, to have eternal life, to give my life meaning: all of the previous statements are quick, easy, and honest answers to why we call Jesus our Lord and Savior.
Here’s my real question though: Is the point of being a Christian to serve yourself or to serve God? To glorify yourself or to glorify God?
I write in my journal multiple times during each day and most of these times, my journaling sessions are times of prayer. When I thumb back through the pages though, most of all of prayers are all about me, my family and friends, and our problems. Everything is centered around me, and my prayers hardly ever are a reflection of my relationship with God.
This leads me to my next question: Is having a relationship with God built upon fulfilling your needs or finding that God is everything you need?
At the root of all of these questions is an underlying question of your motives: Me or God?
Come back and read about what happened after the night of questions… 🙂