Dirt or Gold? by Gary Ellis

What do you expect to find when you look at that specific person? What does God see? What is your purpose in “helping” someone else? What is God’s purpose? Kind of a reality check eh?

According to I Corinthians 13, we can accomplish great ministry feats. We can be super-heros of the faith and super admired. Except…

If the motivation isn’t the God kind of love….it’s worthless. The good news is the fact that everything we accomplish, discipline for, and sacrifice over can very well be motivated by His love. How? Because…

Our spirits being one with His Spirit “easily” draws that out of us. That’s if we’ve practiced being conscious about it. Not as an “earning” from good works, but as a purposeful cooperation with the One who lives with and within us.

Any gold miner can find dirt and rocks in and on a mountain. But, a real gold miner isn’t looking for dirt and rocks. He/she is looking for GOLD in the mountain. Find gold land mining it. Drawing it out.

God is always seeking the gold in you. He’s always desiring the gold in others. Because of His love, that’s what He sees. That’s what He’s looking for. And that…

Is our worthy motivation!

Gary