Posted: March 12th, 2014 | Blog | Comments (10)

Rekindle Your Lost Passion

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The dictionary defines “passion” as a very strong or compelling emotion towards something or someone.” It also means the willingness to suffer for something or someone.  Sometimes we lose our fire and passion, here is a short article to help you find it.

MOSES @80

It’s very hard to be passionate when you are 80!  For 4 decades, Moses lived in exile, haunted by a terrible past mistake.

That’s a long time to hide. Most of his work were with non-humans. Mostly sheep, sheep, and more sheep.

So what did God do to rekindle Moses’s passion? God reconnected Moses back to Himself. With a help of a burning bush God rekindled Moses’ passion for living again.

Real Passion Comes From God

Don’t be pressured to come up with your own passion, or run around chasing it. Passions that are self- conjured may look impressive, but you still feel empty in the long run.

Moses truly began to live ONLY when he got reconnected with the God of the Universe.

Moses started to connect to God. The more connected, the more excitement rushed through his veins.

The Lord revealed a plan so huge, so unbelievable, it was inconceivable by human means. Moses was going to inspire and save a nation at the age of 80!

“The Israelite cry for help has come to me, and I’ve seen for myself how cruelly they’re being treated by the Egyptians. It’s time for you to go back: I’m sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people, the People of Israel, out of Egypt.”  Exodus 3:9-10

Where Do You Start

First, read God’s word! Get connected to Him on a daily basis. He is your passion-giver. Maybe he’ll give you a new dream, a new meaning in life. But first, He’ll want to be your Number One passion.

Remember what the disciples said after Jesus’ resurrection:

“They said to each other, “Didn’t our hearts burn within us as he talked with us on the road and explained the Scriptures to us?” Luke 24:32

Answer this question and you are on your way back to a rekindled passion:  Is what I’m passionate about today, reconnecting me more to God or leading me away from Him?

I’d like to hear your thoughts on how to reconnect back to God. Better yet share you a story or an insight.

(This post was excerpted from a portion of one of my wife Marie’s devotions, thanks Marie)

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10 thoughts on “Rekindle Your Lost Passion”

  1. Farrah Joanne Abad-Arangali says:

    Just a right message for me. Thanks for this Pstr Joseph. There are times it seems everyday just the same day. Wake up in the morning prepare to work, finish work go home then night time strikes time to sleep, the next day goes again. Repeatitive tasks sometimes tempt us to lost our passion and we feel empty. Inner feeling that nothing can satisfy. A simple reminder to reconncect again with the Lord. God bless

    1. joey bonifacio says:

      thank you for your comment Farrah and for you insight. I realized that even meaningless repetition can be a source of passion if focused on the Lord.

    2. joey bonifacio says:

      Thank you for responding Farrah.

  2. Joseph Matthew A. Koh says:

    Nice blog pastor :)) I’m really encouraged by this one.

    Here’s my take home :)

    “Our passion to God diminishes slowly until it goes out when we lose sight/focus of the things that are of no eternal value.”

    Passion for God means having FAITH and CRAVINGS for His word.

    God Bless you more pastor :))

    1. joey bonifacio says:

      God bless you too Joseph.

  3. Philip Rommel Ascalon says:

    In fast paced lifestyle we tend to forget God’s Lordship over our lives. Always be reminded where all of these come from. Stay connected to God and to others. Thank you Pastor Joey for the inspiring message.

    1. joey bonifacio says:

      Thanks Philip.

  4. Daryl Grace Castro says:

    Psalms 37:4 NLT Delight in the Lord , and He will give you your heart’s desires. This verse is one of our family’s faith verses this year. My husband & I have shared to our 8 & 10 yr old boys to delight in His Word just as they delight in ice cream. We have encouraged them to start their day with Bible story. I use You Version for kids for our 2 yr old son praying that he would form a habit of even at tender age for God’s Word. We end the day together with Bible devotion time before sleeping next to each other. We hold on to promise that Lord is going to lead each one of us in best pathway of our lives, advises us, and watches over us (Psalm 32:8)

    1. Thank you for your comment, Daryl.

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