For wherever there is jealousy and selfish ambition, there you will find disorder and evil of every kind. James 3:16 NLT

Our motives are the reason we do what we do. Sometimes they are hidden and not obvious. Even to us until we act on them.  When we have jealousy and envy in our hearts, it will cause us to act foolishly towards others. Sometimes downright mean. When we have selfishness in our hearts, it does not leave much room to love others.

Father, please look at our motives, especially the deep-seated ones we don’t realize. We give you permission to remove any motives of jealousy and selfishness. We desire to love you with our whole heart. If our heart is full of wrong motives, it does not leave room to love you and others. Please cleanse us from all unrighteousness and purify our hearts so that we can bring you glory. Thank you, we pray in Jesus’ name, amen.

–Diane (

Written by Diane Levy


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