What motivates us as Christians?

Thursday prayer meeting sharing on 1 Thessalonians 2 as a prelude to Psalm 96
Shared by Johnny


“We were not looking for praise from people, not from you or anyone else, even though as apostles of Christ we could have asserted our authority. Instead, we were like young children among you. Just as a nursing mother cares for her children,”
‭‭1 Thessalonians‬ ‭2:6-7‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Paul projects gently what it means as a Christian leader
Exercise the fruit of the spirit & wants to meet the needs of the people
Displaying a gentle nature following Christ’s response to the lady at the well, the lady who committed adultery & to Zacchaeus

“so we cared for you. Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well.”
‭‭1 Thessalonians‬ ‭2:8‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Caring may be difficult but we can!
What makes one happy? Survey results show it is not success, wealth, achievement, good looks or any enviable assets. The winner is deep close relationships.
We need to be supportive, encouraging & a loving to one another
We need to care for each other in an authentic loving relationship
Best example is our Lord

If any would come after me, take up your cross & follow me
To work toward the common good wanting to bring glory to His name

How can we pray & encourage others?