I admit that I haven’t yet acquired the absolute fullness that I’m pursuing, but I run with passion into his abundance so that I may reach the purpose that Jesus Christ has called me to fulfill and wants me to discover. I don’t depend on my own strength to accomplish this; however I do have one compelling focus: I forget all of the past as I fasten my heart to the future instead. I run straight for the divine invitation of reaching the heavenly goal and gaining the victory-prize through the anointing of Jesus. Philippians 3:12-14 TPT
I typically don’t run unless someone is chasing me, however I know several people who run because they’re passionate about running. As I read this, I heard this question; What are you passionate about and are you pursuing it?
I didn’t have to think long about this because my passion is God and His Word and knowing Him deeply and intimately. There’s nothing that drives me like God. I’m constantly seeking for treasure and rejoicing when I find it. One word from Him gives me a rush of excitement and a desire to share it.
As Paul said above, I haven’t acquired, or amassed the riches of His glory, but I’m well on my way. I’m farther along than I was. As my daddy would say, “Leaves a more taste in my mouth!” I just can’t stop running, I can’t get enough of His presence.
How about you my dear friends? Are you a runner or an observer? He’s given us all a ‘divine invitation’ to participate in this glorious pursuit. You will always talk about what you’re passionate about, so what are you talking about? Every other passion you have, will be birthed out of your deepest passion. Don’t ever flip them around and place them higher then your pursuit of God.
Sweet Father, I’m calling out to You this morning to ignite the passion in the hearts of Your people. Those who know of You, may they burn with a new desire to know You more. Those who’ve lost their light, set them on fire. Give them a peek of what awaits them. May they experience Your power and “run straight for the divine invitation of reaching the heavenly goal and gaining the victory-prize through the anointing of Jesus.” Amen