If I do good works I will go to heaven. I DO NOT believe that is true. Our God wrote in His word that He wants us to believe in Him and we will go to heaven. Romans 10:9 – Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
Be careful of the service you are doing if it is stealing your devotion to Jesus.
We get caught up in doing, INSTEAD of pleasing God by loving Him first. Hebrews 11:6 (NIV)- “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.”
We get caught up by doing what we think is His will, instead of letting Him use us for His will. Philippians 2:13 (NIV)- “for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.
We get caught up doing battle for Him, instead of letting Him use us as He sees fit. Psalm 144:1 (NIV)- “Praise be to the Lord my Rock,who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle.
He will utilize our gifts to bring His will to completion. Philippians 2:13(NIV)- “for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.”
Are we more committed to “do good works” than we are to God? Sometimes it is easier to serve than it is to be faithful and love God first. Keep doing good works, but make sure your motives and your loyalty are of God, not for approval of the flesh. Loving and pleasing God need to be first.
The battles and good deeds He is going to use us for, will come at the time when He is placed ahead of our desires. John 3:30 (ESV)- “He must increase, but I must decrease.”