Daily Devotion

January 4, 2015

Have you lost your passion for God? Here’s how to recover it.

God is passionate about His love for you. Zephaniah 3:17 says, “The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.” God loves you so much He sings over you. He is so passionate about you that He sent Jesus to save you. And He wants you to be passionate in your love for Him. Do you need to see an increase in your passion for God?

Remember the passion you had for the Lord when you first gave your life to Jesus? Remember the excitement and the enthusiasm you felt? Sometimes life’s disappointments and difficulties cause us to lose some of our passion. Sometimes it’s just the passing of time that causes our love for God to become routine and less passionate. There’s nothing that Satan loves more than a passionless Christian! If your faith has become routine and you’ve lost your passion, it’s time to change that. Don’t live another day of dull, routine, passionless Christianity.

Here are three steps to experiencing an increase in your passion for God:

  1. Make up your mind that you are going to regain your passion. There’s power in a made-up mind. Decide today that nothing will keep you from experiencing increase in your passion for God.
  2. Confess that you have lost your passion. You’d be surprised at how many Christians walk around in denial about their situation. Going through religious motions can dull your spiritual senses and blind you to your own condition. But God can open your eyes! If your joy is gone, if your dreams have died, if you have lost your passion, confess it to God today. You may also want to confess it to someone who can pray with you as you find your way back to the passion God wants you to have.
  3. Take action. God will do His part to increase your passion, but He also expects you to do your part. When you declare a fast and set aside time to pray, you are taking the first step toward seeing your passion, enthusiasm and joy increase.

So, how’s your passion? Are you on fire for God or just lukewarm? Are you filled with excitement and purpose or just going through the motions? Today’s the day to begin pursuing an increase in passion. God is filled with so much passion for us that He deserves nothing less than whole-hearted passion from us.