Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, 24 since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.
Passion is something we show a strong feeling toward. We go after the things that are in our heart. I love the fact that God forgives and forgets our sin. He tell us that we will receive an inheritance. I find that is passion of how he loves us. Have you ever had someone say they forgive you, but then remind you? That's not true forgiveness. I think it's hard at times to believe we are truly forgiven when we don't witness forgiveness from others. God does show us passion in many ways.
Romans 12:10-11 English Standard Version (ESV)
Love one another with brotherly affection. Out do one another in showing honor.11 Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord.
Have love one another with brotherly affection
God has told us to go about his work. Living a life that is pleasing unto him. Sometimes it can just be hard loving others. Their thoughts are not God's thoughts and their action is far from doing what is right. I had something really trouble me the other day. I had to ask myself if that persons lives for God and that answer was no. I needed to stop expectations of what I think they should have done. Not everyone is like me and I am not like everyone else. God calls us and some answer that call. In answering that call, you will find a true passion for Christ.
Easter often brings many people to church. They are reminded of those 3 crosses and that Jesus hung on one of them. Showing compassion on the cross and his actions will remain powerful forever. He knew he had to go away to do his father's work. Nobody said he liked it, but he followed the will of God. That is passion for others! This is our chance to give our hearts to God and allow him to mold us into his character of life.
Philippians 2:2 New International Version (NIV)
then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind.
MY PASSION ~
I love helping others in life. I find volunteering is my passion at church and my granddaughters school. I do my best to be available for my family and friends. What is the intend of my heart? To show kindness and live for Jesus. Not everyone understands me and I find that being okay. I'm not trying to please people, but what I feel is the right thing to do. My heart is truly one of good intentions.
We have but one life to live. How will you live yours? Playing over things you can't change or stepping up and changing things you can? I find myself saying this, "but I didn't' have a voice about it?" We do have a voice and we must use it. Stand up for what is right and what God has called you to do. Cast away those negative thoughts and live in freedom.
1 Peter 5:7 King James Version (KJV)
Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
Let your passion shine for Christ. My thoughts and prayers continue for you, your family and friends.