Monday, April 9, 2012

Do we serve God with Passion?

Lately, God has been speaking to me about my worship of Him.  There's one word that keeps coming up no matter where I am or what I'm doing.  Passion.  Miriam-Webster defines passion in the following way:  intense, driving, or overmastering feeling or conviction " 
          When we come into His house for Sunday School, worship, prayer time, or participating in ministry of one kind or another do we do it with everything in us?  Yesterday was Easter! A day of celebrating our Risen Savior and His sacrifice for the sin of all man kind.  There came a point in our service where we sang Because He Lives.  Our song director stopped us before we sang the last verse and said, "If you really believe the words you are singing let the people in 7-11 next door hear you."  Well, when we started singing that last verse you could feel the passion people had as they lifted their voices to their Risen Savior!  You could feel the presence of Jesus in that place and it was so sweet.  I got a little choked up during my worship experience during that song.  Oh what a Savior!

Let's take this same concept and apply it to our everyday Monday-Saturday week.  What about your favorite hobby, place to go, thing to cook.  You normally do those activities with lots of passion because it's fun and enjoyable right?!!  What if we worshiped King Jesus in that same way as we did our favorite activities?  Oh, I'm sure the Master would be pleased.

Over in the book of Psalms David wrote:  "Oh taste and see that the Lord is good:  Blessed is the man that taketh refuge in Him."  Psalms 34:8.

When is the last time you worshiped Jesus with such complete abandon and fervor that you could feel His presence beyond your church pew?!!!!

This week I would like to challenge you to passionately worship, pray to, walk with, and commune with Jesus with everything in you!

Because He lives,