Pray – (1/2 minute)
Read – (3 minutes) “We always thank God for all of you, mentioning you in our prayers. We continually remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.”
(1 Thessalonians 1:2-3)
Passage: Psalm 44:1-8
A family was at a campground when another family pulled up to the site next to them. The father watched in amazement as four children jumped out of the family van and immediately helped their parents set up their campsite with the precision of an army unit. The first dad asked the second dad how he got his kids to help so well. The second dad replied, “It’s pretty simple. We live four hours away and our rule is this. We never stop during the trip and no one can go the restroom until the campsite is completely set up.” The lesson is that a lot can get done when you have the right motivation!
To make an eternal impact in this world you need to be motivated by Jesus. Faith in Jesus will motivate you to do good works, not in order to earn salvation, but because He has provided your salvation. Love for Jesus will prompt you to keep serving God and others even when it’s not easy. Hope in Jesus will inspire you to endure and stand firm through trials of life. Be motivated by Jesus and make an impact in your world.
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