Friday, February 10, 2012

When there are things that we are passionate about, we get excited. You don’t have to know a person for very long to know what they are passionate about. They will bring it up in conversation; they want everyone to know about it. Regardless of whether you care about what they are passionate about, they will still make sure that you know about it.

What are you passionate about? What things make you excited, that when someone brings the topic up, your face lights up. That same passion that you have for whatever your favorite thing is, that is the way we need to be about our relationship with God. We need to get excited about our Faith, because it is good news, we should be excited that we once were blind, but now we see, and that at one point, we were in bondage, but now are free. That should be something that we are excited about.

“He loves us, oh how he loves us” The truth expressed in this song should excite us, we don’t deserve the love that god gives us. There is nothing that we can do to make him love us anymore, or to love us any less. That should pump us up, ‘cause we deserve death.

Deuteronomy 6:4-9
“Hear, O Israel: Jehovah our God is one Jehovah:and thou shalt love Jehovah thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be upon thy heart;and thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thy house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thy hand, and they shall be for frontlets between thine eyes. And thou shalt write them upon the door-posts of thy house, and upon thy gates.”

If you are truly in love anything with all your heart, mind, soul and whole life, it is going to be evident in everything you do. People should know right about your passion for Christ, your entire life, should be evidence to others for Christ’s love towards us.

“If you were accused of being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you?” Our lives should not be so blended with the world, that people can’t tell if we are a Christian or not. Our lives should scream that we are Christians.

1 Chorinthians 6:18-20 Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.”

Sex is one of those things that is easy to justify, we are able to say that certain sexual acts aren’t as bad as others, but the bible says that all sexual immorality needs to be run away from. But it’s not just sexual immorality that we need to flee, it’s other things, coarse jokes, and foolish talk, as well as bitterness and rage, anger. (Ephesians 4:29-5:7)

If we want to make a difference in this world, we have to be a passionate people. We have to be people that are fully in love with Christ. If you truly understand what Christ did for you on the cross, you would want to tell people about what Christ did for you. But in order to understand what he did, we need to spend the time to get to know him. In prayer and in reading his word, dive in, and get to know him. Learn who he is, and what did for you, and get so passionate about it that it saturates your life, so that everyone can see who you are.