Confessions of a Struggling Soul...#
Deep down, everything is for self.
I say I love God and people, but do I really love them? Really?
The depths of my heart still drown in my love of me.
Someone once accused me:
”You don’t love Jesus, you only love yourself.”
And so I reflected:
“That’s true. So what is the point of trying to be good, of attempting to live a godly life? Wouldn’t it be more honest to just give up and cease striving?”
That thought grew louder and LOUDER and LOUDER – UNTIL – until one day I intolerantly chided myself:
“OK, even if my motives are all wrong, I will still try to do what is right. Even if in the end it’s only for me, I will still try to love God.
To this day my choice remains the same:
“pursue righteousness and a godly life, along with faith, love, perseverance, and gentleness.” (1 Timothy 6:11)
Today's Soul Snippet:
The very foundation of the relationship between the church and God is holiness. ~ Mark Hemans
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