Thursday, April 10, 2008

creativity and passion :: Thursday E-Devotion

Galatians 6:1 (The Message) Live creatively, friends...
I noted that verse in my last blog post and have been thinking much about my passion for life the last month for so.  What am I passionate about?  Who do I really love?
Then I read articles or catch TV shows and then dive into the Bible, and what does God says?  He talks about real passion.  By the way, real passion is really creative.
God has me by the heart this morning.  Then, I read this: Do you truly want to make a difference in this world? Do you want generations to be different because you knew Christ? Do you want to lead a church that will impact your city, state, and the world? Do you want your preaching to awaken dormant spirits, stir complacent hearts, convict wayward sinners?
Thanks!  God and Craig Groeschel (from his blog post this morning).
Our passion is directly related to what we are putting in to our lives.  Time with God equals passion for and passion from God.  Time with the world equals an absence of the God kind of passion.  Do you agree?
Psalm 69:9 (nlt) --- Passion for your house has consumed me...
Philippians 2:13 (nlt) --- For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.
1 Peter 4:2 (nlt) --- You won't spend the rest of your lives chasing your own desires, but you will be anxious to do the will of God.
Will you go with me today to re-think about what what we do and why we do it?  What are you passionate about?  What am I passionate about?  Where am I most creative and why?  By the way, passion and creativity are directly linked to where we spend our time and what we pour ourselves into.  I revisit this inspiring verse...
1 Corinthians 9:22 (nlt) --- When I am with those who are weak, I share their weakness, for I want to bring the weak to Christ. Yes, I try to find common ground with everyone, doing everything I can to save some.
My prayer (and maybe how you can pray for me): God give me more passion for you and more passion for my family and take away the things that keep me from being creative.  Thank you in Jesus' name...Amen.

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