the returning, Purpose and passion

the returning

Purpose and passion

There is so much brokenness and need in the world.  The more I find out about it, I can’t help but want to do something about everything.

But we can’t.

It’s good to care. God’s heart is full of compassion for all that is broken in this world. He sent Jesus Christ to redeem it and to proclaim freedom, healing, restoration, hope… life. We have been commissioned to share this good news, while demonstrating it through how we live our lives.

I believe God calls each of us to specific assignments and purposes for His kingdom. He has created you the way you are for a purpose. Isn’t that awesome?

You may be thinking, “Well, I still am not sure I know what God is calling me to.” You might be in a limbo, just waiting for the light inside your head to click on. Or, maybe you think you know, but aren’t sure.

Passion is powerful. Ever experience a time where you felt as if you could feel God’s heartbeat? God grabs a hold of our hearts with His compassion and opens up our hearts to feel the way He does. My pastor has always said, “What makes you cry? What makes you angry?” It goes on: What fills your heart with joy? What makes you rise up and speak up? What pains your heart? What generates the deepest compassion in your soul?

Something came to mind, right?

Something in your heart that you can’t shake; you care so much about it and can’t help but feel the need to take action.

Have you considered God planted that something inside you so you would be moved to do something about it?

We must give our lives to what God puts a burning passion in our hearts for. God put that passion within you for a purpose.

We are called, and there is so much we could do for the kingdom. Yet, how many respond and are willing to commit to spend their lives for that cause?

Jesus said in Luke 10:2 that “the harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest therefore to send out workers into His harvest field.”

Let’s pray. Let’s ask God (just as Jesus instructed His disciples!) to send us out to serve Him wherever He leads, no matter what the cost, because we want to build His kingdom. We are not doing anything for Him, but rather with Him. Pray for God to raise up a generation of sons and daughters to be selfless servants for His purposes– the good news of Jesus Christ.

We are the body of Christ, made up by many parts and joined together one in the Spirit. We need each other. We are diverse and we may not have the same callings. But we can honor and support one another. We can humbly learn how to serve one another and join together for the purposes of God. We can be united in the passions and different gifts that God has given us with the desire to see Him be glorified and the world redeemed through Christ working in and through us. (Read 1 Corinthians 12:12-26 and Romans 12:3-8)    

God has created you for purpose, He has made you the way you are for His glory! He has placed passion in your heart for a cause straight from His own heart. He has given you His Holy Spirit to enable you; “for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to His good purpose” (Philippians 2:13).

I would really love to hear what passion and purpose God has put within your heart. What do you feel He has called you to? Tell me why it stirs your heart. And then I want you to tell me something –even if it is simple or small- that you are going to do this week about it.

Send me a message. Or write about it. Share with someone in your life who can support and encourage you! (Whatever you like). I want to challenge you to take action in some way. Let that passion own some purpose. Don’t sit back and wait when there is something inside your heart that calls you to take action!

I don’t want to just write things that people will read and say, “Oh yeah! Totally agree!” Because while that may influence, how much does that matter unless it produces fruit?

There is a harvest waiting.

With love in Christ,

(Source: thenewoldchurch)

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    So good, so convicting, so true! Be blessed, my loves! :)
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