Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Why do you do what you do?

Have you ever thought about why you do what you do?  Compare the motivation of the people who built what became known as the "Tower of Babel" with Noah.  Both attempted to build something great, but what was different was their motive.  The people built out of pride--for their own glory.  Noah, on the other hand, built out of obedience--for God's glory.  Motives matter to God.  He doesn't just look at what you do. He looks at why you do.  The motive behind the action was what caused the tower to be cursed and the ark to be blessed.  God doesn't hate towers.  He hates pride.  God doesn't love arks.  He loves faith.
Why do you do what you do?  Why do you wear what you wear?  Why do you choose the friends you choose?  Is it for your glory or for God's?

1 comment:

THE LEA'S said...

What wonderful words Marlo...I enjoyed reading this. It gave me a better outlook for my day when things seem tough. I think I will post that around my house to keep my thoughts on doing what I do to glorify God! Something I strive for but fall short so often. Maybe my attitude will be better with that thought being driven into my brain on a regular basis...so often my attitude reflects how tired I am or how frustrated I am at the difficulties of raising a 3 year old that wants her way. I think it would be much improved if I would remember that I am raising her to be Godly and to obey God to glorify Him! Such a tiny post to have such powerful words. Thanks...if you would like to read about us and the journey God is taking my family on please email me your email address to dawndlea@gmail.com and I will send you a link to my blog. Miss you but love reading about your new journey!