Devotion: Passion for God, part 2
“Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.” —Romans 12:11
We are called to have a passion for God, not just in our love for him, but a “spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.” It’s easy to serve God with a passion when it’s something we have on our heart or is exciting to our own tastes, whether it’s going on a mission trip, working with kids, singing at a Sunday service, blessing our best friends, etc. We should have an all-encompassing passion for Him that defines us. For new Christians, the passion is easy. It’s exciting. When you learn the truth, when you connect with a church family, when you finally see God’s love, it’s a whole new world. It’s all you can think about. God is all you strive for; you are happy to open the Bible, go to Bible study, and shout it from the rooftops. You run head first into it, and it’s exciting. You are happy to do anything at church because you are just happy to be there. As time goes on, that excitement starts to wane. Have you felt that passion for God? What sparks that passion for God in you?
Simple challenge: Make a list about what first made you passionate for God. Pay attention to common themes, specific moments, and people who were apart of your passion for God.