Always Check The Motive

As I sit at my desk, studying and praying, I reflect back over my childhood.  Memories come flooding back of all the stories my mother told me of Santa Claus, the tooth fairy, the Easter bunny and on and on.  They were all fabricated and I was told all of these things by someone who claimed to love me unconditionally.  After discussing this with a dear friend and mentor, she simply said “Your mom’s motive was pure and from Love.”  A light clicked on in my consciousness and no longer did I focus on those stories, but her Love!

Then I was reminded of calls I may receive asking for prayerful help and sometimes, I may be having the same challenge.  When we talk about God and His Healing power, there is an issue of hypocrisy that needs to be addressed in my thinking.  Once again, my motive is pure and the caller may even see the Truth before I do, but God protects my motive.  Jeremiah 3l:3 reads “The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: ‘I have loved you with an everlasting love I have drawn you with loving-kindness.'”  Always, always check your motive and make certain it is from Love.

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