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Keys to spiritual maturity: Motivation (Part 4)

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WRONG MOTIVES BLOCK GOD’S ANSWERS
This is such a challenging concept. God is so concerned about our motives that if He sees they are not correct it causes a blockage that can make Heaven seem far away. Have you ever prayed and felt like your prayers are bouncing off the ceiling? Perhaps this has got something to do with God’s sensitivity to the things that motivate us!

James 4:3 When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives.
1 Corinthians 4:5 He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of men’s hearts. (NIV)

God even understands the motives behind our thoughts.

1 Chronicles 28:9 The Lord searches every heart and understands every motive behind the thoughts.

This verse is such an encouragement to me. Many of our motives are the result of what we have been through or what we have had to face. This scripture say that HE UNDERSTANDS every motive. As much as God does not want us to have wrong motives, He still understands where we are coming from.

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