I can tell what you’re passionate about by the words that come out of your mouth. Maybe it’s a guy or a girl, or a car? In Revelation 2:4-5, it describes how God holds it against us that we have forsaken [him] our first love and we don’t act towards him like we did when we first fell in love with him. Rekindling a fire requires adding fuel and fanning the flames.
Consider A Relationship Between A Man And A Woman
She dresses up for him and acts nice and sweet. He woos her with flowers and dates. He wins her. Then they begin to take each other for granted, the passion fades to an ember, and if it is not rekindled, the flame goes out, and they wonder what happened.
The Courtesy Hat Tip
God would rather we be hot or cold than lukewarm because lukewarm can’t make up its mind and it just straddles the fence. A lukewarm person has no passion and is noncommittal. They rationalize that they are having a relationship with God when they are barely tipping their hat to him in passing.
If we were in a war zone and our buddy was shot and died for us, we would be passionate about ensuring that no one forgot him and his sacrifice. We would wake up remembering it every day. Jesus did that for us. We need to remember God’s passion for us to stir up our passion for him.
I encourage you today to embrace the love that God has for you. To let him wrap his arms of love around you and to know that he’s walking your path with you. Whatever you are facing today, he’s facing it with you. He cries with you and celebrates with you. He’s making a way for you. He wants you to have a hope and a future, he has plans for good and not for evil. Get passionate about him because he sure is passionate about you!