Passion



Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)


Monday, April 16, 2007

Competition


Joel 3:9-109 Proclaim this among the nations:
Prepare for war!
Rouse the warriors!
Let all the fighting men draw near and attack.
10 Beat your plowshares into swords

and your pruning hooks into spears.
Let the weakling say,
"I am strong!"

We are starting the Fuel Explosion Tour tonight. I am not competitive at all. I could careless about a free trip to Kings Island. Now, of course, I am all in. I will do everything in my power to help the kids on my team win, but I do not hide the fact that my goal is not to win a trip, but to win those kids over from the hands of satan to the hands of God.

I am always amazed at how many kids just aren’t loved, real or perceived. The scary thing is that it is real. They are not loved at home or at school. And that’s what I love about Fuel, they are loved here. I love the kids (I hate to admit it but I can’t remember half their names but I still pray like crazy) I love them, I see their beauty and all they can be in the eyes of God.

I checked on the web to find 31 college students killed by a gunman who took his own life. And do I wonder, where was God? Not really, I wonder how many people had the opportunity to let that man know he was loved by God, and passed on the opportunity because they weren’t comfortable or it wasn’t convenient. I hope that in the future, I never say “I wish I would have…”

If a free trip to Kings Island gets one kid into the right hands, I’m all in. And even though I am not competitive in a games sort of way, I am totally competitive against satan, and this is war. he will not win.

2 Corin 10:2-4 2I beg you that when I come I may not have to be as bold as I expect to be toward some people who think that we live by the standards of this world. 3For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. 4The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.




4 comments:

Tonya said...

You go girl.

Sara said...

this may be the most powerful post you've ever written. i'm right there along side you sister soldier.

Arlene said...

Good for you! Those kids need you to show that you love them. I heard just today about a teen girl from our old church that they believe sat her house on fire. She hasn't felt loved her entire life! We have to love and pray for our kids!

Pat said...

God bless you!! Those kids need people to pray for them and love them - people just like you!