June 07, 2022 · Bob Gass
“I felt a fire burning inside.” Psalm 39:3 CEV
David wrote, “I felt a fire burning inside, and the more I thought, the more it burned, until at last I said, ‘Please, Lord, show me my future’” (vv. 3-4 CEV). Passion is like fire; unless you feed it and stoke it, it will die. Question: on a scale of one to ten, how wholehearted are you about serving the Lord? Before you answer, think about these scriptures: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart…all your soul and…all your strength” (Deuteronomy 6:5 NIV). “Blessed are those who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart” (Psalm 119:2 NIV). “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding” (Proverbs 3:5 NIV). “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:13 NIV). “Fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you” (2 Timothy 1:6 NIV). “‘Return home and tell how much God has done for you.’ So the man went away and told all over town how much Jesus had done for him” (Luke 8:39 NIV). “Since you are eager for gifts of the Spirit, try to excel in those that build up the church” (1 Corinthians 14:12 NIV). “To this end I strenuously contend with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in me” (Colossians 1:29 NIV). “Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:13-14 NIV). All these scriptures can be reduced to one sentence: be passionate about what God has called you to do.