Today I was reminded of just how important it is to be motivated by overflowing love from God.

When you preach and teach and lead musical worship, are you loving your congregations and those you are communicating with?

When you engage in one-on-one discipleship, is love fueling your leadership?

Are your efforts to evangelize emerging from a profound love for those that haven’t yet heard the Good News about Jesus?

All effective ministry, and indeed all ministry that is pleasing to God springs from deep wells of love that can only come from him.

Why do anything, if not for love?

Whoever loves his brother abides in the light, and in him there is no cause for stumbling. (1 John 2:10, ESV)