· Joshua Kennon wrote: “Almost every action someone takes is driven by an underlying motivation. This can be social rank, reputation, envy, power, love of work, self-preservation, service, security, escape, fear, thrill, or a host of other alternatives. To understand the world, it is important you develop the ability to recognize the motivation that drives a person. This includes yourself."
In Matthew 6, Jesus challenges us to examine our motives as to how we live your lives. Do we live for ourselves looking for praise and adoration, or do we live by Kingdom motives expanding God's Kingdom on earth? A challenge for this coming week is to prayerfully seek God's grace, love, and wisdom to examine your motives and how they align with God's Kingdom.