Devotion: Passion for God, Part 1

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“Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.” —Romans 12:11

Passion drives us. It drives our education, careers, hobbies, relationships, and how we spend our free time. People’s passion drives new inventions, creates books and blogs, saves animals, produces vaccines, starts businesses big and small, and even makes us choose one coffee shop over another.  Passion also drives some of our biggest mistakes, especially in relationships — the bad boy you shouldn’t have dated, the girl you lost because you came on too strong, the affair that destroyed the marriage, loosing friendships over politics, etc.

Passion, zeal, fervor, devotion, enthusiasm, intensity, or whatever you want to call it, there is a good chance you have it about something. But do you have it for God? 

Simple challenge: Answer these questions in your head, in a journal or with a friend:

  1. What are you passionate about?
  2. Is God on that list? Why or why not?
  3. Do you let God be apart of the other items on your list? How can you?
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Posted on April 2, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. One of my favorite bible studies by far … As someone who struggles with anger, it reminds me that it is okay and even healthy to feel anger sometimes as long as 1. In your anger do not sin and 2. Use restraint; Have self control; Do no harm.
    Furthermore, aligning my zeal/passion/anger with the things that God would want me to feel such a strong emotion towards can bring glory to His name if executed properly.
    One of my personal passions and callings in life is understanding people. More specifically, understanding why people end up in toxic relationships. Whether it be romantic, familial, platonic – I feel a strong call to research and define the damage that toxic habits and the enablers of those habits can do to emotional health and quality of life. It’s quite a phenomenon, but I guarantee you I would not have this passion if the broken road I’ve walked wasn’t streaked with the tragedies of toxic relationships. God planned my life for a purpose, and I hope you guys can pray for me in my pursuit of fulfilling Gods purpose.

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