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God's Passion for You (4 of 10)
Series: Restoring Your Passion for Life
Jeremiah 31:3; Ephesians 3:17-19
Today we are talking about ''Renewing Your Passion For Life.'' But today we want to turn a little bit and talk about ''God's Passion For You.'' God has a passion for people. He always has. And you know you define passion as a fervent devotion to a cause. And God's cause is people. I heard the other day about a preacher who said that the main thing was not God's love for people, but I want to tell you, that is wrong. It is, God's main passion is people. God's main passion is that people come to know Him. And passion is a great devotion, an intense conviction which rules or motivates you toward a compelling action. The compelling action was that God's Son went to the cross and He gave His life for everyone of us. Passion is related to the words fire, enthusiasm, and earnestness. And God is a God of passion.
Jeremiah 31:3 ''The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.''
Ephesians 3:17-19 ''That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God.''
Now I say that God has a passion. God the Father has a passion for you. When Adam and Eve had sinned in the Garden of Eden, it wasn't Adam and Eve who went looking for God. They were separated from God, they were hiding in the Garden, but it was God who pursued Adam and Eve. And He walked through the Garden and He called out, Adam where art thou? Because God had a passion to find Adam and bring him back to a relationship with Himself.
God, the Son, had a passion for men. That passion brought Him down from the throne of heaven to the misery of earth. That ...
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