Let’s face it, we live in a complacent society.
We’re entrenched in a culture where we pretty much have everything we want when we want it. Hungry for a burger? If you live near any kind of North American civilization, the nearest McDonald’s is less than 10 minutes away. Got a hankering for the latest electronic toy? You can order online and have it delivered the next day. Don’t have the cash? No problem. They’ll open an account and you can pay for the thing over the next 27 years. Our idea of entertainment is sitting in front of the TV, often flipping channels over and over just to pass the time. We hear about the tragedy in Mumbai or the airport situation in Bangkok and shake our heads while murmuring the appropriate words, but it doesn’t really bother us a whole lot.
Now understand that I am generalizing a bit here, but I think we’ve all been guilty of the above at one time or another. Complacency. A form of contentment with the status quo. We don’t want our boats rocked too much because – heaven forbid – it might be uncomfortable. We may actually have to DO SOMETHING.
We’ve lost our passion – if we ever had it in the first place.
At the risk of sounding “preachy”, God wants so much more for us than what we’re settling for. We’ve strayed so far from His original plan – that “my God shall supply all my needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus”. (Philippians 4:19) Did you get that? God WILL supply ALL of our needs according to His riches in glory. Not some, but ALL! And did you notice the part where it says “according to His riches in glory”? Do you have any idea what is included in His riches? That’s everything. EVERYTHING! Health, prosperity, family, friends – the whole deal.
All we have to do is believe – believe that God’s Word is true. Trust that He is who He says He is. Trust that God is just what He is. A GREAT God. A God of miracles.
This is where the passion comes in. We get to the place where we want only God – need only God to satisfy us instead of all the material comforts and means of entertainment around us. We need to get desperate and hungry for the reality of the power of God that sets people free.
That’s true passion.