Wesley said “when you are on fire for God people will come for miles to see you burn.” God is passionate about seeing the lost come to Him for salvation, healing and freedom – for people to be transformed into children of God – and He does this through His children – through us, Christians.
He calls us to shine and declare through our lives that He is great, glorious and good – that He is able and mighty to save, that He is real and worthy. As we live for him we draw others to his life.
God is worth being passionate about. David said “one thing do I desire, one thing am I passionate about… to know God and see Him in His beauty, to see Him as he truly is” (Psalm 27:4 – my paraphrase). He didn’t just say the words he lived the life that practiced this.
Relationship with God takes decision – yes it is all by grace but as a child of God we make the decisions to say “yes” to God to obey and serve Him. We decide to make God a priority and to seek Him, thus allowing Him to transform us and shine through us. Saying yes to God and obeying Him shows we love Him. It leads to not a mediocre gray life but a life rich in adventure and joy.
We need to be people who passionately pursue our Creator and Saviour; people who are prepared to press on and resist the opposition from the inside and the outside.
Don’t be afraid to be different.
God doesn’t want us to demonstrate Him in shades of gray. God is glorious and wonderful. We should live lives that reflect His greatness and His grace. We should wholeheartedly seek to know Him and make Him known.
Today, make the choice to be on fire for God, to pursue Him passionately, whatever the cost. The prize is knowing Him intimately and the fruit is the accurate expression and representation of our awesome God.
Who am I?
I live my life to know God and make Him known. Everything I do is in some way an expression of that. I have been married 9 years and have 2 spunky kids, age 7 and 4 who provide plenty of adventure for our lives. I’m blessed to be part of a fabulous church in Auckland, New Zealand, where I’m involved in young adult ministry, Mainly Music (community outreach preschool song and movement group), and edit/format/write for our quarterly magazine. I love LOST, preaching and living life loud! You can find Claire at her Blog, One Passion One Devotion.
It might just be the biggest blessing to someone you don’t even know…and maybe even you!