Friday, February 24, 2006

Psalm 94:17-19

"Unless the LORD had been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence. When I said, My foot slips; Your mercy, O LORD, held me up. In the multitude of my thoughts within me, Your comforts delight my soul."

Does God's comfort delight your soul? Does anything about God delight your soul? If you have passion for Him, His ways and truth and everything about God will be a delight to your soul.

Psalm 91:14

"Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him."

Look what God will do for those who are passionate about Him! If I set my love upon the LORD, He will be with me in hard times, deliver me, and honor me.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Update

I have not abandoned my quest for verses about passion or showing passion. I have been away for a couple weeks, and I'm pretty backed up with work and all. I have a list of verses from the past few weeks that I intend to post up here in the near future!

LIVE WITH PASSION IN 2006!

Friday, February 10, 2006

Psalm 86:11,12

"Teach me Your way, O LORD; I will walk in Your truth. Unite my heart to fear Your name. I will praise You, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify Your name forever."

I need to develop a passion for the Lord's name--to fear His name, and glorify His name.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Lamentations 3:21-25

"This I recall to my mind; therefore I have hope. It is of the LORD's mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is Thy faithfulness. The LORD is my portion, says my soul; therefore, will I hope in Him. The LORD is good unto them that wait for Him, to the soul that seeks Him."

Help me to remember You faithfulness and goodness, and therefore, have a passion to wait for You and seek You.

Psalm 84:2

"My soul longs, yes, even faints for the courts of the LORD: my heart and my flesh cries out for the living God."

God, grant me this kind of passion to be in your presence.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Lamentations 2:11,18

"Mine eyes do fail with tears, my bowels are troubled, my liver is poured upon the earth, for the destruction of the daughter of my people; because the children and the infants swoon in the streets of the city. Their heart cried unto the Lord, O wall of the daughter of Zion; let tears run down like a river day and night: give thyself no rest: let not the apple of thine eye cease."

Here, Jeremiah is extremely passionate about the increasing debauchery in his city of Jerusalem. His heart is just broken over the destruction that has come. It hurts him to see the children in the streets. Do we have this passion for people of our city? Do we not see debauchery, destruction, and unattended children in our streets. Let us show a passion to see them turn to the Lord; to see them cry unto Him with their whole heart.

Psalm 81:13

"Oh, that my people had hearkened unot me, and Israel had walked in my steps!"

God is showing passion for His people. How He wanted Israel then, and we believers now, to walk in His steps.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Psalm 78:36-39

"Nevertheless they did flatter him with their mouth, and they lied unto him with their tongues. For their heart was not right with him, neither were they stedfast in His covenant. But He, being full of compassion, forgave their iniquity, and destroyed them not: yea, many a time turned He His anger away, and did not stir up all His wrath. For He remembered that they were but flesh, a wind that passes away, and comes not again."

Thank You, Lord! It just brings me to my knees in total awe of You, when I consider how badly I have treated You, how much I have disobeyed, and been ungrateful, how many times I have lied to You and not kept my promises. But You are full of compassion. You forgive me every time. You haven't destroyed me. You understand that I am but flesh. My heart cannot thank You enough.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Psalm 71:14,20-21,23

"But I will hope continually , and will yet praise You more and more. You, who have shown me great and sore troubles shall quicken me again, and shall bring me up again from the depths of the earth. You shall increase my greatness and comfort me on every side. My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto You: and my soul, which You have redeemed."

The psalmist has a passion for praising God, Who has brought Him through many troubles and has comforted him. God has done the same for us. May we develop this same passion.