Your interest, your loves and passions.
What do you love? I mean really love? How long do you have to think… We love everything these days or at least we say that we love everything. Think about it how many times in a day do you say that you love something. “I love that song, I love that drink, I just love that t.v. show, I love it when that happens and I just love him or her. We are a culture who loves everything all the time. Sounds good right, we are a loving people who love everything. But what is really happening here? How can we love everything? How can we use the word that defines the ultimate emotion for everything. How many of us would say I love my phone, I love my iPod? What has happened to the word love, and what has it done to us as a culture that we really don’t have a word that truly defines the ultimate emotion that a human can feel or express. Lets take a look at it this way, when you think about what you are interested in do you use the word love? I love to play this or that sport? I love that song, I love that movie. What separates and gives value to the things in our life? We all have interest and we all have things that we long to do with our time here on the planet but what drives them and what gives them meaning. Can something have meaning just because we attach the word love to it or has love as a word and a definition lost it power to have meaning. I mean which do you love the most your phone or your parents? You think that’s easy but if you say you love both, then how can you know or the people around you know. We need to think about what drives us to love so many things, because love is a serious word and we need to reclaim it, so that we have a measure of value to live our lives by. What do I mean? Think about this, what helps you determine your interest? What leads you to spend your time where you spend it? The bible has this to say about interest and passions. In Psalms 37:3-6 3 Trust in the Lord and do good;
dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
4 Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. 5 Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this:
6 He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun. When we live life out of God and all that He finds pleasing we find the true meaning of life and our lives are full and complete. That is what we are all looking for, but so few of us every find. So we see that God longs for us to trust Him and stand by Him. To Love Him and give the word Love the full importance that it deserves. When we do that when we make our base for our life our relationship with God everything changes. We find that what we consider important the same things that God considers important. We find that our life has the same values as the one who gave things value. Your life is based on the definition of LOVE. Why do so few find this meaning, this way of life? I believe that so few find it because it is an all in sort of life. You have to be all in and trust completely. We don’t trust completely and we are rarely all in. To find this life we need to make our relationship with God the foundation for all that we do. That is hard to do in a world and culture that loves everything. So I ask you this. What do you really love. I mean what would you die for? Think about it.
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Written and Posted by The XGT Experience Team of leaders