As God continues to mold and shape me into the person He wants me to be, I begin to see the depth at which He has gone to draw me to Himself.
How I build upon the foundation that he has laid is important. 1 Corinthians 3:12-13 states that we need to take care what we build because it will be tested by fire. Our motivation should be to build the things that matter in the kingdom of God. Why? In verse 16 we read, “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?” He is building on us and we are building on the foundation he has laid. It’s amazing isn’t it. We are all working. We all need to be striving toward the same goal. Only then will the work of God go forth and do what it was intended to do.
Love for God should also be our motivation, or our driving force. Love and fear cannot coexist. We will let one or the other be the driving force in our life. Fear will have us running for cover, and we will barricade ourselves back in the comfort zone that we had tried so desperately to rezone. I am so glad we have this verse in 1 John 4:18, “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.” These are powerful words. Love will cause great change in us. It will propel us into the most challenging, amazing place we have ever known. The very center of God’s will for us.
The work that has been taking place in my life is not so I may glory in the work, but that Christ may be glorified through what has been accomplished. Galatians 6:14 reads, “But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ…” When we build upon the foundation gold, silver and precious stone, Christ will be glorified. Our building will be a testimony of what He has done. Jesus said in John 12:32, “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.”
When my days of building are over and I reach heaven, I want the Lord to say, “Well done thy good and faithful servant.” I want him to be glorified with the finished product, so I will strive to do all I can to impact the kingdom of God.