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Living It Up (1 of 5)
Series: Passion - Restoring Your Passion For Life
Pastor Kerry Shook
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• Mark 12:30 (Mes)
• Rom. 12:11 (NIV)
• John 10:10 (NLT)
FOUR PIECES TO THE PASSION PUZZLE
(A Passion Filled L.I.F.E.)
• Rev. 2:4,5 (NIV)
• Mark 12:30 (NIV)
... so that we can restore passion back into our lives. Because nothing great ever happens without passion. The driving force behind all great art, all great music, all great literature, all great drama, all great architecture is passion. Passion is what makes things great. Passion propels athletes to break records. Passion pushes scientists to discover new cures for diseases. Passion is what gives life, life. So, I want you to take out your outlines and let's look at our very first verse. It's Mark 12:30. "So love the Lord God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence and energy." Circle the word passion because God wants you to love Him with passion. God want you to live a life of passion. God created you to be a passionate person. You were made with the capacity for passion because God is a passionate God. He feels things so deeply. Regardless of your personality, God made you to be a passionate person. You may be extroverted or you may be introverted, it doesn't really matter. God made you to feel things deeply. I know a lot of people who are more introverted and they say ,"Well, God didn't make me to be passionate." Yes He did. He made you to feel things deeply, regardless of your personality because God is a passionate God. My wife was in the car with my eight year son, Stephen, the other day. Stephen did something to remind her of me and she said, "Stephen, you are daddy's boy." He said, "No, I'm not." She said, "What do you mean by that?" He said, "Well, I'm not really related to dad." She said, "What do you mean by that?" He said, "Well, I'm related to you, but I'm not related to dad?" She said, "What do you mean by that?" He said, "Well, I'm related to you because you had me. Dad's just married to you." When I heard that I was thinking, son, we've got to have a talk. I've let this go a little too long. I put this off. Unfortunately I have to tell you, you are related to me whether you like it or not. You're totally related to me. One of the reasons why we lose our passion is life is we forget who made us. We forgot whose we are. The God who made you is an extremely passionate God and He made you to be a passionate person. Look at Romans 12:11. "Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord." Circle that word "keep" because what that tells me is that passion is something that you can lose. You have to work at keeping your passion. You can lose your passion for the Lord. You can lose your passion for life.