Losing the Passion in the Process


Remember when you learned to drive? Do you recall the first time you got behind the wheel? There was the challenge, the excitement, the thrill of the power, the prospects of what could be done with the vehicle. Now, a long time later you go routinely along, out of habit and with little thought. The passion has given way to the process! When we are talking about a motor vehicle, that’s one thing. When we are talking about our experience of Jesus, It’s quite another matter! Has your, has my, passion for Jesus become lost in the process? We do all of our “Christian activity” week in, week out until we become so habituated that we can function without excitement, enthusiasm, or much thought. The fervor has faded in the “form.” Until we  stop and really think, the magnificent obsession will dim more and more until we lose sight of Him, relegating Him to the background of our lives, leaving Him on the distant fringe of our consciousness. Is that what you want? I don’t! I think this is what William Cowper became concerned about, when he wrote, “O for a Closer Walk with God.” He asked a question and offered a prayer that we might well ask and pray: “Where is the blessedness I knew when first I sought the Lord? Where is the soul-refreshing view of Jesus and His Word? What peaceful hours I once enjoyed! How sweet their memory still! But they have left an aching void the world can never fill. The dearest idol I have known, whate’er that idol be,  help me to tear it from Thy throne and worship only Thee.” As you ponder these thoughts, do you hear Someone knocking at the door of your heart, a Voice desiring admittance: “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me” (Revelation 3:20). Selah! Have we shut Him out of the center of our lives? Answer the door and draw Him back in with welcoming love!   Ron

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One thought on “Losing the Passion in the Process

  1. Another good one, Ron. The funeral that was pending is on Friday morning – viewing the evening before. I would appreciate prayers as we “fine tune” the service then. Pray that God the Holy Spirit will be at work and give special anointing for all of us involved.

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