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"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house." Matthew 5:14-15

"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it." Matthew 13:45-46

Monday, February 15, 2010

Passion

"It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ."
Ephesians 4:11-13

My in-laws live in the Washington D. C. area, and attend McLean Bible Church where Lon Solomon has been the pastor for thirty years. Whenever we visit our family, we have the opportunity to attend their church as well. Within just a couple times of hearing Lon speak; it became evident that he has a passion for reaching Washington D.C. with the gospel of Christ. Many of their ministries and activities have this intent in mind.

Lon just finished a four part sermon entitled, "Why We Do What We Do the Way We Do It at McLean Bible," where he explained in depth about the passion this church has for reaching our Nation's capitol. My husband and I have had the privilege of being able to see the series, via their online church service.

I couldn't help but think about this series, and about Lon Solomon. Some might say he is a radical Christian. But I think, he represents the type of passion, concern, and desire that should drive each of us that claim to be followers of Jesus. God has created me and you with a specific purpose and plan that only I (and you) can do. It is not the same for each person. We each have different people that we come in contact with each day. God desires to use you in a special way that only you can do.

Are you willing to step out and see what job God has for you? Are you willing to walk in the path He has set out for you? He promises to give us strength for the journey. He created you with a passion and He desires for you to use it to serve Him. What are you going to do with your gift?

1 comment:

Joyful said...

Jodie, it was so great to receive your update via e-mail. Praising the Lord for the healing that you have experienced.

When I read the title of this post, I immediately thought of Travis Cottrell's song, "My Passion". Praying the Lord will always and forever be my passion.

Blessings,
Joy