PASSION FOR MORE
My heart yearns to witness a deep hunger for more of God in the hearts of Christian believers. Across America and the world, however, spiritual growth does not seem to be automatic. Growth doesn't come earily, but it comes with daily intentional effort.
Growth in Christ takes a strong desire to move in cadence with His Holy Spirit; it takes a deep desire to know God more fully. It also takes a restless love for more of God and seeking through daily conversation with our listening Father God. He wants to draw us forward constantly. We require a confident heart-knowing of who we are in Christ, and an unselfish motivation to live for others.
We are called to seriously study God's Word, and be workmen that need not be ashamed before God and others; to approach the Word with open faces (transparency, honesty) that we be enabled to see ourselves as we truly are.
And then, we are to meditate upon our responsibility to God and one another. We are more likely, it seems, to provide for the physical and emotional needs; but when it comes to helping one another in the necessary destruction of our flesh, we are most deficient! Why? Protection of self and fear of offense?
All that being said to you and to myself, let us pray, "Lord, we desire a greater passion for more of you; so come Lord Jesus, establish thrlough us, the work of your hands. We yield once again. We surrender ourselves for Your complete purpose for our lives. Let it be so in Jesus' name. Amen!
"I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me"(Galations 2:20, NKV).
Related Verses: Mt. 5:6; 2 Tim. 2:15; 1 Jon. 3:14; Acts 2:28; 1 Cor. 10:24;
Mary Jane Fischer is an interdenominational speaker and retired United Methodist pastor. She is author of "Praying Through First John" WinePress and "Praying With Peter" Gazelle Press. Her email: firstname.lastname@example.org