As the church, we have been called to be the body of Christ. We are to be the hands and feet who reach out and step out to serve those in need. As with most things, we can reach with the wrong motives. Determining whether we are being led by the Spirit or being prompted by pride or guilt to do good deeds can become very confusing. We have been saved by grace and not by works, yet undeniably “faith without deeds is dead,” (James 2:26, NIV). Now that we have seen a need, we are responsible. If we are living “by the law of the Spirit,” then it will be a natural response to want to help when we see a need. Because “those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires,” (Romans 8:5, NIV). Introspectively look and ask yourself what motivates you. Is it pride, guilt, or the Spirit? Then “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men,” (Colossians 3:23, NIV).
Read: Psalm 139:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans12:9