Monday, September 26, 2011

Keeping Your Passion for God

Rev. James Wong
37 Jesus replied: "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.'  38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'                                              ~Matt 22:37-40 (NIV)
“Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.”
                                                                                                                               ~Rom 12:11-12 (NIV)

Practical steps to keep your passion for God:

1.   Have a balance SCHEDULE 
“It is useless to work so hard for a living, getting up early and going to bed late.
For the Lord  provides for those he loves, while they are asleep.”
~Ps 127:2 (TEV)
2. Use your TALENTS   
“God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.” ~1 Peter 4:10 (NLT)

3. Live a life away from SIN
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” ~1 John 1:9 (NIV)

4. Resolve relationship CONFLICTS
“Resentment kills a fool, and envy slays the simple.” ~Job 5:2 (NIV)
“You who tear yourself to pieces in your anger, …” ~Job 18:4 (NIV)

5. Mix with the right PEOPLE
"Let us consider how we may spur one another on towards love and good deeds. Let’s not give up meeting together and let us encourage one another."
~Hebrews 10:24 (NIV)

6. Live with a clear PURPOSE    
“I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.” ~Phil 3:14 (NLT)

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