Are You Passionate?
Are you passionate? Do you have anyone who supports or shares your passion? It is important to be passionate about some things, possibly many things, but one thing is vastly more important that others in importance. Personally I am passionate about several things. I have a beautiful family of which I am extremely proud, and we make every effort to spend time together when it is available and to stay in touch with each other when the time isn't available. I am also passionate in a completely different way and that is regarding my garden. Digging, planting and transplanting always gives me a new leaf on life and invariably I am invigorated . Whether I complete a day's work or an hour's work I experience satisfaction and happiness for the contribution. I am equally passionate regarding the books I've written, and for the poetry I struggle with daily to arrange in an attractive, warm, manner that will cause others to want to share it. There are a few people who also depend on the minor contributions I am able to share with them although what I give is sparse in comparison to what is needed whether physically or emotionally.
And this is where our passion must be more than we are and bigger than we are, for our example looms above and beyond us, not from necessity but from love. We cannot afford to let our passion hang negligently at our feet while we feed our own desires. Passion must be our most important gift to God. When it comes to passion let it fill your hearts with the love and joy of the gift we've been given. We are not expected to be perfect. He has provided us with both Mercy and Grace which cleanses us as we ask forgiveness. It also connects us once more to Him in reconciliation to the promise of living in His presence throughout eternity. What a small thing to do for the gift of His blessedness!
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