John Bradshaw - Motivation
You are motivated to get up in the morning for a number of reasons: you've got to get to work or school, you don't want to be late, you have things to do, your pride means you don't want to seem like a slacker.
Hunger gets you to the grocery store, you eat well and exercise for good health. But what motivates you to live for God? You want to go to heaven, right sure. You want to avoid the alternative? That's not great motivation, and it won't take you far. The only real enduring motivation for being a disciple of Jesus is love for God.
The Bible says, "God is love," 1 John 4:8. The heart that is gripped by love for God is the heart that loves to do God's Will, and loving God is as simple as getting to know him. If you're moved by love for God knowing his love for you, you will never ever lack motivation for serving him. I'm John Bradshaw for It Is Written.