Friday, April 25, 2008

Share your PASSION!

We host a class on the coast once a week.  It's called an "Equipper's Class" and is made up of people who are seasoned Christians looking for ways to be out-of-the-box in their ministries and relationships.  

At the first of the year we asked each one to think about what their passion is and share that with the group.  So each week, we hear from one person. Now, you might assume that each one is going to share on Christ but that's not so.  Passion can be anything -- don't forget, we have Christ in us so He is already a part of any passion that we share. When a person shares, he doesn't have to speak specifically about the Lord for the Lord to be involved as He has a part in everything we do.  

One week, one of the ladies brought a collection of teddy bears.  She creates the most amazing bears. When you look at one of her bears, you know that there's something divine in her work. She doesn't have to promote God -- God is already in the midst of the creativity of the bear. Where do you think the idea for each individual bear comes from? Can the beauty of each bear point the admirer to Christ? You bet! This perspective might be difficult for some Christians to process but not for those who are confident in their relationship with Him. 

1 Corinthians 2.4-5 

Paul says:   "...and my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of  human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God."

Do you see what that passage says?  WE don't have to convince people of anything.  THAT is the wisdom of men. However, when we let what God is doing in our life speak for itself, well, that is one aspect of the power of God. I would much rather have the power of God working through me than my own wisdom. 

So, share your passion and quit trying to attach God to it.  He is already there. God wants to reveal Himself to others through us, we just have to let him out-of-OUR-box!


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