Monday, August 29, 2011

Passion for Change

Making changes in our lives is tough. 

There is no magic wand, no fairy dust to be sprinkled over our head and no miracle pill that will change everything over night. Change comes on purpose. Sometimes as Christians we expect the Father God to just 'zap" us and walla there is change.... That does not work, I know I have spent the last 35 years of being born again testing that system.

Change is not the product of will power we all know how quickly that fades and then fails. 

We have all been there. Change, something that we all desire and something that eludes us day after day after day. I say that because I stand right in the middle of my "want to". I have taken this past year since losing my mom and dad and have reevaluated my life. Mercy, when we allow the Father God to come into the darkness that we have hidden in our hearts, HE does just that and when HE begins to reveal the areas that need change, OMG. There it comes, the word change.

I have a TERRIBLE time with discipline. Terrible terrible time. There I have confessed it.

Soooooooooooooo here it is " I LOVE ice-cream......... I LOVE TV......... I have NO discipline in my life...... I need to find discipline...."

In my life now, it is a BIG deal and each day when I get up, I pray.......... Father God help me with my discipline. BUT there are days I do not pray. "Sigh"

But you know what I have learned.......

That discipline comes with passion. Once we find the passion for our lives, discipline comes right along with it. Will power will fail you but passion will drive you. In thinking that, I have changed my mind concerning discipline. Christ taught us that very well, HIS passion was for doing the will of the Father and HE followed that passion right to the cross.

So each day now I pray, God fire up the passion in me to do those things that you have called me to. Rekindle the fire that once burned in my soul. Change, yes, but it comes when passion is ignited......... It is not without sacrifice but the sacrifice comes with the passion.

Passion (from the Ancient Greek verb πάσχω (paskho) meaning to suffer) is a term applied to a very strong feeling about a person or thing. Passion is an intense emotion compelling feeling, enthusiasm, or desire for something.

God, fire up the passion that lies within me and show me the beauty of the gifts that you have given me. I pray that with that passion change will come and in that change, I will be standing right in the middle of your will for my life.......

I pray that you find the passion that burns within your soul......

with that passion comes all the tools that you need to accomplish those things that the Father God has placed within your heart.


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