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    Personal Devotions

    What is your passion?

    January 22, 2019

    When I have passion, I have inward strength. As I pray in the spirit I stir up that passion. I think of passion as seeing life with God’s glasses. Passion enables you to keep doing the right thing when there is turbulence around. Passion is inward strength to press through and accomplish something.

    “God will continually revitalize you, implanting within you the passion to accomplish the good things you desire to do” Philippians 2:13 The Passion Translation

    This scripture indicates that the passion is planted in you. I believe we each are born with certain passions in us. These are the seedlings of something great to accomplish. God could have just sent you a notecard where you find your name and discover what you are supposed to do with your life. The general will of God is found in the written word of God. But the specific plan of God is planted in our passion. Wherever you have passion you will have energy to perform it. I’m passionate about worship and church planting. So I will invest resources of my time and energy in those areas. I don’t have passion about helping people medically. I have no passion and find these difficult to do.

    What are you passionate about? Is your career and ministry based upon your passion? We don’t choose a job merely for benefits or money. Ideally we work where we have passion and then we have the energy to perform it. Locate your passion because it doesn’t fade with time. Passion is like your DNA, it’s how you are wired.

    Remember, you can use your passion as a volunteer in a church. Your actual salaried job can be the funding for your volunteer passion. Giving is a passion as well and financial support for your passion may be from you! If your passion is the Great Commission (and it should be), then when you support your local church you are giving to that passion as well.

  • Personal Devotions

    How to stay revitalized

    Starting something fun is easy. Finishing takes some effort. We had the dream of building a house. We were so excited to plan and get it all together. But when winter hit and we…

    January 21, 2019
  • Evangelism Personal Devotions

    You belong in the family

    If your family is anything like mine, there is great diversity. We drive different cars, like different music, read different books and have different hobbies. But what unites us is that we are born…

    January 16, 2019
  • Personal Devotions

    Love One Another 1 John 4:7-8

    When you’ve been loved it’s easier to love. God loved us with everything He had. It seems like it should be natural to love one another. But we always have our selfish flesh to…

    November 14, 2018
  • Praise and Worship

    How to Stir up your Joy

    Rejoice means to stir up your joy. It is translated as cheer up. As a kid I liked to drink chocolate milk which we made from white milk and Nestles Quick. I placed a…

    November 5, 2018