Today is the final message in the series on God’s passionate love for people and how you can experience more of that love for others in your own life. Wesley Duewell writes, “We cannot light this fire. In ourselves, we cannot produce it . . . It must come from the coal from the altar above.”
Jesus tells us how to fully experience God’s passionate love for people in Matthew 7:7-8.
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.”
To be filled with God’s passionate love for others, you must ask, seek, and knock. God’s passion only comes from a persistent pursuit of His heart through His Word and prayer. So, ask for God’s fullness in your life. Seek God’s presence. Knock until God fills you with a passionate love for others.
Today I invite you to pray a very specific prayer.
God, I want the passion that You have for the lost to become my passion. I ask that from on high, you send fire into my bones just as you did to Jeremiah. Let this fire burn away anything that is keeping me from experiencing your divine passion. Following the example of your passionate Son, I want to “seek the lost” and help others become followers of Christ. Amen.
I challenge you, today, to earnestly pray this prayer, then write me and tell me what happened in your life.
Dare to ask God to fill you with a passion for the harvest,
Are you facing difficult obstacles in life? Remember John 16:33 Jesus tells us to take heart for He has already overcome the world!
God wants men and women who are bold and unashamed to spread the Gospel. Will you be on mission?
Have you spent time meditating on God’s Word. Listen for the Lord’s voice this week by meditating on Ephesians 3:20
You must ask, seek, and knock to be filled with God’s passionate love for others.
When you’re filled with God’s love you are transformed. God’s desires become your desires.
You can see needs all around you if you just look closely. How are you going to respond to the needs of the world?
We are commanded to love one another just as God loves us. Do you share God’s love for others?
God’s passion for His people can not be extinguished. Do you embody this same passion?
Christ was the ultimate sacrifice for you to know the love of God. Have you acknowledged His love for you?
God’s love is for all! Even the discounted, rejected, and despised. Do you believe in the love God has for you?
Jesus prayed for us to have as deep of a relationship with the Father as He has with Him. How are you cultivating an intimate relationship with Him?
God wants to know you and be known by you. Will you be committed to your relationship with the Father to grow deeper with Him?