Thursday, 24 April 2014

What Passion 4 Jesus Means To Me

Passion for Jesus, what does it mean? What does it mean to really be passionate for Jesus? Passion is an intense desire for something or someone. It is a fervour that cannot be quenched, many waters cannot quench this love. It continually wants more and does whatever until it gets that more. Having a passion for Jesus is setting Him at the forefront of your mind and giving the first place in your life. It is where you desire Him and where that desire drives you for more of Him.

One thing I have desired of the Lord that will I seek, that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in His temple. Psalm 27:4 (NKJV)

Jesus is that one thing that is to be desired.  David was a man after God's own heart and his one desire was to seek and to know God. It was his desire to dwell within the house of the Lord, to make that his dwelling place and to behold the beauty of the Lord. God's beauty is beyond words and beyond description and there is so much more to be discovered. The place of desire is where we long to encounter the beauty of Jesus, where we seek to know His person and where we are thirsty and hungry for more.

Having a passion for Jesus should be more than our passion for food or for sports. This passion is one that overtakes our minds and where all we can say is that we want more. More of You, Lord and less of me!!
Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.' This is the first and great commandment. Matthew 22:37-38 (NKJV)
Passion is love and love is passion. When we truly love God with all of our hearts and everything that we are, we will be passionate for Him. When our love is greater than anything else, we would have a fervent passion that we would strive to encounter Him and even with one encounter, we would not be satisfied. Have we truly encountered the God that we serve? Do we truly love Him? Is He the apple of our eye, do we long after Him just as the deer pants after the water brook? Passion, Passion, Passion!!!

Photo: Passion 4 Jesus is not just an ordinary convention. We have been given the mandate to provoke passionate, life changing encounter with Christ. We invite hearts with a desire to soar to new heights and deeper depths in Christ to join us as we surpass every limit, break every old mindset and shake off every passive spirit to ignite a passion within this nation for Christ! Our focus is truly seeking Jesus, seeing Jesus and being just as Jesus is!

Join us April 25 - 28 2014!

As the deer panteth for the water so my soul longs after You. You alone are my heart's desire and I long to worship You. I want You more than gold or silver, only You can satisfy.You alone are the real joy giver and the apple of my eye. This is just some of the words of a song that we know very well. Let these words truly be the words of our hearts.

Heavenly Father, I ask that You will give us a passion for You, that You will set Your seal upon our hearts and that the flame of love will not go out but we would continually desire You. Help us to keep our gaze upon You and that truly You would be our One Thing. In Jesus' Name, Amen.