Love is the greatest motivator,the primary motive by which one should do anything. There is no greater motivator than love. in other words, i ought to serve God because i love him. i ought to pay my tithe because i love God. i ought to live right because i love God.i ought to read the word, study the word and pray because of a motive of love. i ought to give to my brothers and sisters, i ought to lay hands on the sick, because i love.
I should not lay hands on the sick to show how powerful a woman of faith i am,to get the person healed,than stand back and gloat saying ”oh,look at me! i am really something special! i got this person healed!” i should be ministering to the person out of the motive of love.
That is what paul was talking about. when it comes to the motivator,….in 1corinthians 13:13 And now abide faith,hope,love,these three; but the greatest of these is love. the greatest motivator is love.i should not be motivated just because i have faith. i should be motivated or moved because i have love.
FAITH IS THE ACTIVATOR
Love is the motivator,but Faith is the activator. Galatians 5:6 says for in jesus christ neither circumcision: availeth any thing, nor uncicumcision but faith which worketh by love. what does that means? that is the motive by which your faith ought to operate. however, we are not talking about motive right now. we are talking about the activator,which is faith. that is why faith is more important than love.
It is more important than love because actually you can not love people unless you love them by faith. in order to love people as brothers and sisters in christ, you have to love them by faith.
Yes faith does work by the motive of love, but I got good news for you:even though it is not written,love works by faith. just stop and think about it. you all have relatives,friends,people you work with and people you know who are had to love. they are even some people who are hard to like! forget trying to love them!
in such cases if you don’t know how to operate by faith, you will have challenges. and that is why some christian have challenges with other christians. All of us have special personalities. Most times you try to be your self , but you do not always come of it with other people. Other people do not always perceive you the way you want to present yourself.
ALWAYS LEARN TO LOVE BY FAITH!!! YOU ARE BLESSED.