Johnny preached from the Revelation today. He's doing a series simply titled, "Seven," about the 7 letters to the seven churches in Revelation. Today was #1, Ephesus. In the letter to the church at Ephesus, Jesus commended the believers about what they were getting right. Then He added, however, that He one thing against them -- they left their first love. Johnny went on to preach about the believers losing their passion for Christ. It's easy to go through the motions at times, not really passionately pursuing, but just doing. One of the VBS songs had a phrase that said, "Let my actions match my passion..." The teachers taught them some really cute motions and I really thought they were adorable singing it (the kids, not the teachers!!).
Let my actions match my passion...
I can get so sidetracked by laundry, cooking & cleaning, taking kids here and there, even preparing to teach my Life Group -- which, BTW, I love. It's just that studying to teach cannot be me practicing my passionate pursuit of God.
What are you really passionate about? How do your actions match that passion?