Be passionate about it! (2)
“I felt a fire burning inside.” Ps 39:3 CEV
David wrote, “I felt a fire burning inside, and the more I thought, the more it burned, until at last I said: ‘Please, Lord, show me my future’” (vv. 3-4 CEV). Passion is like fire; unless you feed it and stoke it, it will die. Question: On a scale of one to ten, how wholehearted are you about serving the Lord? Before you answer, think about these Scriptures: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart…all your soul and…all your strength” (Dt 6:5 NIV). “Blessed are those who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart” (Ps 119:2 NIV). “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding” (Pr 3:5 NIV). “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart” (Jer 29:13 NIV). “Fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you” (2Ti 1:6 NIV). “‘Return home and tell how much God has done for you.’ So the man went away and told all over town how much Jesus had done for him” (Lk 8:39 NIV). “Since you are eager for gifts of the Spirit, try to excel in those that build up the church” (1Co 14:12 NIV). “To this end I strenuously contend with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in me” (Col 1:29 NIV). “Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus” (Php 3:13-14 NIV). All these Scriptures can be reduced to one sentence: Be passionate about what God has called you to do.