P A S S I O N
I heard an awesome message at church this weekend. And last weekend. And the weekend before that. And the weekend before that. And the weekend . . . you get the point.
I realized that every week I feel like this. Every week I am so excited. Every week I feel so passionate when someone shares a message that God has put on their heart.
Not just on a Sunday but all throughout the week.
I feel passionate when I hear the Word of God being preached.
I feel passionate when I see people following the leading of the Holy Spirit.
I feel passionate when I listen to worship songs in the morning.
I feel passionate when I listen to worship songs late at night.
I feel passionate when I share testimonies about what God has done in my life.
I feel passionate when I get to encourage someone in their giftings.
I feel passionate when I pray for people who need healing.
I feel passionate when I study the Bible and new things jump out at me.
I feel passionate when I write and when I design and when I create.
I just feel passionate.
And passion is okay in the world today, if it’s directed towards a sports team or some other socially acceptable activity.
But not towards God. People hold back passion in this area. What if I offend someone? What if I say the wrong thing? What if I’m too much? What will people think? What if this? What if that?
But have you read the Bible? It’s basically a love story about a God so passionate for His people that He gave up His son for them. That’s some pretty passionate love right there.
In my life lately, that passion has been starting to spill over. At first, it was just a little bit. Like a few spots of toothpaste on a toothbrush, no big deal. That’s okay. That’s socially acceptable. But as time goes on, the passion is no longer just a small part of me, it is actually who I am. I am passionate about Jesus. That passion that was just a few spots of toothpaste? Well now, the whole tube has been squeezed out. And have you ever tried to put toothpaste back into a tube before? Yeah, that ain’t happening.
My little family and I, we’re in a new season. We’re excited. We’re passionate. We’re here, waiting with a zeal and passion for our God, and we know He will meet us exactly where we’re at.
I love these lyrics from Hillsong Worship, So Will I (100 Billion X):
If the stars were made to worship so will I
If the mountains bow in reverence so will I
If the oceans roar Your greatness so will I
For if everything exists to lift You high so will I
If the wind goes where You send it so will I
If the rocks cry out in silence so will I
So will I.
If these inanimate objects can point people towards their Creator, then so will I.
That’s a passionate love.