Devotion: Passion for God, Part 1
“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:
- What are you passionate about?
- Is God on that list? Why or why not?
- Do you let God be apart of the other items on your list? How can you?