message from the pastor : Motivation

WHAT motivates you in doing the daily task of Life? As a Christian, What motivates you in using your God-given abilities? Yours, Mine, or anyone else's motivation can be one of three.

FIRST is Fear. Have her in at 11 or no more dating. Meet your quota or you are fired. Serve the Lord or you will go to ____. A rich man once threw a party at his house. He filled his pool with snakes and alligators then challenged his guest. $1,000,000. 1000 acres of land. Or my daughters hand in marriage to anyone who can swim the length of this pool. Before he could finish his statement, he suddenly heard a huge splash. Then a young man emerged at the other end of the pool in record time. Well, which do you want? Neither one, I just want the name of the person that pushed me in. What motivates you? Fear.

SECOND is Incentive or (carrot stick motivation). Win a trip to Hawaii, Get a 3% raise. ETC.ETC. I'll do it because of the carrot on the end of the stick. A carrot dangling in front of a donkey will motivate him to pull the cart. Occasionally giving him a nip. Only problem! He eventually gets full and lies down.

THIRD motivation is "Internal". Change the donkey into a race horse and watch Him run. If you are a Christian you have been changed INTERNALLY. The Desire to serve the Lord is simply to please the Lord. No fear, no incentive. Just the love of the Lord creates a desire for excellence. No fear of consequences or you get what you are paid for mentality. Just internal desire for excellence because our Lord is excellent in every way. Read Psalms 8 slow.

- Rick Kennedy, Pastor

Today's Verse

Are they not all ministering spirits, sent out to serve those who will inherit salvation?

Hebrews 1:14

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