“Perhaps we do not know what love is, nor does this greatly surprise me. Love does not consist in great sweetness of devotion, but in a fervent determination to strive to please God in all things, in avoiding, as far as possible, all that would offend Him, and in praying for the increase of the glory and honor of His Son and for the growth of the Catholic Church.”
— St. Teresa of Avila, p. 54-5, Interior Castle
(Disclaimer-I believe in the catholic (universal) church, not catholic just in the Roman Catholic Church)
What have you done for God? This may seem like a strange question but I believe it is a question we should be asking ourselves every single day.
God gives us the commandment to love our God and our neighbors. When we do acts of kindness and compassion to others and our motivation is to love as God loves, then we are doing something for God. When we seek, out of love for God, to do what God requires (He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly1 with your God. Micah 6:8 NIV) we are doing something for God. When we study the Bible for the purpose of knowing God in a deeper way, we are doing something for God. When we give generously (not legalistically) above what is asked of us we are doing something for God. When we seek to nurture and support faith in others then we are doing something for God.
So, again I ask myself, “What have you done for God lately?”