Thursday, January 26, 2006

Psalm 62:5-8

"My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from Him. He only is my rock and my salvation: He is my defence; I shall not be moved. In God is my salvation and my glory; the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God. Trust in Him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah."

Selah is right. Read that over again and try to fully comprehend all the passion that is contained in these few verses. Wow.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Psalm 57:7

"My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise."

Help my passions to be focused on praising You!

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Proverbs 23:26

"My son, give me your heart."

Lord, my attitudes, my thoughts, my emotions, my passions are Yours. Help me to trust You with them. You can do a much better job of forming and developing my passions than I can. Help me to give it fully to You.

Proverbs 22:11

"He that loves pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend."

A passion for a pure heart will enable me to speak with grace and thus enlarge my sphrere of influence!

Friday, January 20, 2006

Psalm 42:1

"As the dear pants after the water brooks, so pants my sould after Thee, O LORD."

I want a passion to know Your ways, to taste Your goodness, to feel Your touch, to experience Your blessings, to see Your heart.

Psalm 40:8

"I delight to do Your will, O my God, yea, your law is within my heart."

A passion to do God's will! What a worthy aspiration.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Psalm 36:7

"How excellent in Your lovingkindness, O God! Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of the wings."

Lord, please give me a passion to imitate your lovingkindness in my own life towards everyone I know, and meet, and interact with.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Psalm 31:19,23

"Oh how great is Your goodness, which You have laid up for them that fear thee; which You have wrought for them that trust in You before the sons of men! O love the LORD all ye His saints: for the LORD preserves the faithful..."

These verses bring out a passion for God's goodness towards those who trust in Him.

Monday, January 16, 2006

Psalm 27:3,4

"Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident: One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD and to enquire in His temple."

Lord, give me a passion to be in Your presence and enjoy Your beauty.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Psalm 17:3b

"I am puposed that my mouth shall not transgress."

Sure sounds like passion to me--passion for pure speech.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Psalm 16:8,9,11

"I have set the LORD always before me; because He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices: my flesh also shall rest in hope. You will show me the path of life: in Your presence is fulness of joy; at Your right hand there are pleasures for evermore."

Wow. This passage is just packed full of passion! I see a passion to stay focused on God and rest in the sure hope that He will come through for us. This attitude will bring much pleasure and rejoicing.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Psalm 11:7

"For the righteous LORD loves righteousness; His countenance does behold the upright."

May I learn to have a passion for righteousness as God has.

Monday, January 09, 2006

Proverbs 8:11, 35-36

"For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared with it... For whoso finds me finds life, and shall obtain favor of the LORD. But he that sins against me wrongs his own soul: all they that hate me love death."

Lord, please give me a passion for Your wisdom.

Friday, January 06, 2006

Psalm 5:7

"But as for me, I will come into Your house in the multitude of your mercy; and in Your fear will I worship toward Your holy temple."

I must be passionate about worshipping God, remembering His mercy and awesome holiness.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Proverbs 4:23

"Keep thy heart with all diligence, for out of it are the issues of life."

This verse commands me to have a passion for purity. My heart= my thoughts, my attitudes, my actions. I must be diligent to be pure in all these areas.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Psalm 2:11, 12a

"Serve the LORD with fear; rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest He be angry."

These verses speak to me of passionate serving, passionate rejoicing, and a passionate relationship with the Son.