Through the years, this writer has discovered that people only do what they really “want” to do (from their heart) – no more and no less. We can motivate and encourage Christians all day long to do the work of the Lord (1 Corinthians 15:58), but in the end, they will only do what they really “want” to do.
For example, we can motivate and encourage Christians to attend every church service, but only those members who really “want” to attend every church service, will be in attendance, and those who really “want” to stay home, will stay home (or engage in some secular activity).
Christians who really “want” to faithfully obey and serve the Lord, will do so “from the heart’ (Romans 6:17). Note the same phrase in Ephesians 6:6, and the contrast using the same phrase in Matthew 15:17-18 regarding what comes out of the mouth.
Serving God “from the heart’ (those who really”want” to serve God) is the kind of service God eagerly wants from His people (note the words “whole heart’ in Psalm 111:1; Psalm 119:2).
Beloved, let’s seriously “think'” about the above thoughts and then go serve the Lord with our “whole heart’!