"I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works; I muse on the work of thy hands." - Psalm 143:5

Friday, March 18, 2011

Passion


"One person with passion is better than forty people merely interested."
— E. M. Forster

“Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.” Titus 2:14

Two reflections today…One, I’m feeling overwhelmed with the goodness of God and with a growing awareness of my passions. So, let my words be few and maybe you’ll share this reflection with me today. Here is a poem I wrote a few years back…

Passion

Where does passion go?
It leaves in the drip
of the mundane
The ooze of whispering
mediocrity
The allowable choices of
letting the dust settle
too often
Cooling the fire
in my blood
Echoes of such burning
fades
into a kind of blue
And dreams flicker
Like candlelight

Jay Cookingham 2005

Father,
May our zeal for you never fade and the burning desire to follow hard after you never grow cold. Stoke the passion for your presence, blow upon the flames of our heart so that we are consumed by your love. Let this be the motivation of our hearts, that we are a people called by your name, ready to obey and move in your purposes for your glory. – Amen

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