Sunday, March 8, 2009


Hey All! Kylie here. This is going to be a post on Passion for God, and I can't exactly promise it will be short... :) I'm going to touch on some of the message that Mr.Kauflin gave today and some of the 10:31 message last night. So here we go!

Many of my friends have asked for prayer for Passion, I've asked for prayer for passion also. Passion is a big struggle for alot of people. When something becomes part of your life, like Christianity it can become a habit and the amazement and wonder that comes with Gods word can go away.

Passion is Being Filled with the Holy Spirit. "Do not be drunk on wine which will ruin you, but be filled with the Holy Spirit." Ephesians 5:18. Here the author (Paul) is comparing/contrasting being drunk on wine with being full of the Holy Spirit. Mr. Kauflin pointed out today that both are under the influence of something else. When we are under the influence of the Holy Spirit, our lives will bear the marks of the presence of God. But when we're under the influence of alchohol...haha...lets not go there.

Here are some of the other points Mr.Kauflin gave:

1. Wise, Spirit filled Christians sing with others and to the LORD. I don't know about you, but when I sing to the Lord I just feel so refreshed and lifted. Singing praises is an amazing reminder of God's grace and love towards us.

2. Wise, Spirit filled Christians give thanks with others through the LORD. Really how often do you thank the LORD for all the blessings in your life? Its so easy to just ask God for things. My prayers often sound like this:

Dear God,
Thank you for this day. Thank you I got to spend time with my friends. Please help me to.....

Yah, not so much thanks. That is definitly one of the many areas I need to improve in. Don't we all? Here's a Challenge, write a LIST of all the blessings in your life. OK, maybe not ALL the blessings but make a list of the blessings-it will be big. Will that not refresh your passion, seeing how many times God has blessed us though we don't deserve it?

3. Humble yourself before others. Ask for prayer! "Teach and admonish each other...singing songs...with thankfulness in your hearts to God." Colossians 3:16. Biblical friend will pray and worship with you. They will be so happy to help you in any situation (I also would encourage you to do what Mr.Brewer said last night concerning friends. Challenge yourself to encourage at least one of your friends each week. Good friends will turn your gaze to Christ and I can think of many ways I could encourage each and every one of you for blessing me in that way!)

That is my very simple understanding of Passion. If you want a more in depth talk on this I'm sure your parents would love to talk to you about it, or you could shoot a pastor an email. Or Both!!!

Please be praying for me in this area and I would be happy to pray for anyone who wants prayer.

In His Grace,



Jenna said...

I think the reason we seem to fall in Passion for God is because the devil is distracting us, because his primary focus is to make sin the attention, not God. I must admit, even as i type this i feel like the devil is tempting me to go do something else. He says, "Hey, if you do that, you won't be able to have ____, or do ____."

But the devil can't make you do anything when you're calling on Jesus Christ.

one way up cast said...

Amen :)

Samuel said...

Thanks for posting Kylie.
It might also help to write things you are thankful for down that way you can thank God every time you see this growing list of things he has done for you. Also simply spending time with him and being amazed by his power shown in everything. Taking a walk just to admire the beauty of his universe is one of the best ways that I gain a passion for him.