What’s burning in you?
I’m talking about passion. Passion is an important part of life, and a commonly misunderstood concept. It’s often mistaken as something only associated with romance or with someone’s strong feelings.
Actually passion is all about deep dedication and devotion. It’s about rock solid commitment to something or someone. It’s a kind of fire that burns in us for people and causes we genuinely love.
Passion is very much like fire. It can wane with neglect. It can also be rekindled with purposeful care and attention.
The Apostle Paul wrote to Timothy about rejuvenating his spiritual passion:
This is why I remind you to fan into flames the spiritual gift God gave you when I laid my hands on you. For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. –– 2 Timothy 1:6, 7 (NLT)
Timothy had real faith, and his faithfulness to God was unquestionable. Nevertheless Paul realized that this young man was losing something essential. He needed to fire up his passion for God. Fear and fret had thrown water on the flames in his soul. It was time to get out the spiritual bellows and rekindle his passion!
If this happened to Timothy, it can certainly happen to you and me! We can lose our fire for God. Our passion for the Kingdom of God can be compromised and contained by our life choices and experiences.
Let’s take a look at some of the specific things that weaken our spiritual passion?
Here are a few things that help us rekindle and keep our spiritual flames strong:
What’s burning in you? How’s your spiritual passion?
If it’s less than it should be, go ahead and start fanning the waning embers in your soul. God will add His breath to your efforts, and your passion for God will blaze brightly again!