Our Passions – Part 1
Scripture Reading: Hebrews 13:15-19
Key Verse: Hebrews 13:20-21
May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, 21 equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
As we consider God’s call upon Abraham’s life, we want to understand the implications for our life. Abraham seems to have had an audible voice speak to him, though the scripture doesn’t say that explicitly. Genesis 12:1 simply tells us: “The Lord had said to Abram.” However, God convinced Abraham that it was He who was speaking; few of us will receive an audible voice from God.
How do we know what the call of God is upon our lives? Our printed key verse for today tells us that God takes the lead on this by equipping us with everything needed to do His will. That equipping has several components to it. The first element would come to us as a consistent desire within us. This is different from other desires that come and go. This desire remains engrained within us and would be better described as our passion.
If you want to examine God’s call upon your life, start looking at the deep desires of your life. What work or activities really fire you up? What is it that—after you’ve done it—makes you want more of it? This work may be hard and challenging, leaving us tired at the end of the day, but we get right back to it after some rest. God’s call upon your life has been placed in the depths of your soul—don’t miss it. (Continued)
Father, thank you for calling me into your service. Help me to find and do your will. Equip me according to your purposes. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.