I am not the best Christian, and honestly there are a lot of christ like qualities i am lacking in. but i often times like to ponder about faith and being a christian, what it means,what it takes and what it costs. like have ever stopped to think about your reason for being a christian? i have asked this question only once before to others and found some very different answers. some said for salvation others because their old lives were empty other for spritual truth and some because they love God.
i found the last answer the best as that to me is the whole foundation of the right motive for anything to do with obeying him.
i then ask ppl what do they hope to achieve in their faith? no one gave a reply. i ask these things to myself a lot, if i ever desire something i first check to see what my motive or reason for it is, if its for any other reason than love then i simply cannot accept it. if i seek the truth is it out of love for God and others or for myself? if i seek more faith is it out of love for God and others or myself? see i trust God, i trust what he can do and that whatever he does or doesnt do its for our good.its myself i dont trust, I am constantly searching and checking it to make sure that when i look in there all i will see is him.
I have always said without a deep love for God our faith may fail, so we must look into our hearts and honestly ask our selves these things