What is your passion ?

In a daily devotional at Proverbs 31 Ministries, I  found this prayer.

Heavenly Father, God of Heaven’s Armies, King of kings and Lord of lords, give me one pure and holy passion, give me one magnificent obsession, give me one glorious ambition for my life…to know and follow hard after You.  Change my heart to desire You above all else in my life. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

It really got me to thinking about our willingness to follow God HARD !  Not casually, lamely or when it suits our lifestyle or schedule.

This kind of  passion is understood by most of us men, and by most women too.  When we first meet and marry our wives, there is PASSION !  We often can not eat, sleep or work.  She is on our minds 24/7.   It’s not surprising that the Bible portrays our relationship with our wife as being like Christ’s relationship with the Church.  I believe the converse must be true.  The same passion it takes to live with a spouse .. and believe me it takes  never ending and complete passion .. is what Jesus God desires from us.

“25Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26to make her holy”  (Ephesians 5:25-26)

The prayer above is  about seeking the GIVER rather than the gift.   How often do we want the things of God but not God himself.  That would take a personal relationship.  That would require us to give OURSELVES, completely, utterly, passionately.     I know  .. because the Bible tells me so ..  that God would love that too.  After all, he gave up his life so he could have a relationship with me.

I am praying this prayer  in my life.  I hope that you do too.  I know it’ll change us forever.

June 04 2010 01:49 am | Bible Study and Uncategorized

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