Friday, September 4, 2015

PASSION // Sept. 4th
Blog-tember // Friday, Sept. 4: What are you passionate about?
Passion: "a strong and barely controllable emotion"
What am I passionate about? Two things come to mind when I think about this question.
God + my husband.
Jesus jumped into the mess of my life years ago and saved me. He wholly saved me. I am passionate about Jesus Christ, my Savior and Lord. Completely, white as snow. Just because He loves me, it was definitely nothing I did to gain His salvation. I just cried out to Him in belief when I heard Him call my name. I can now stand before the Holy God of creation and confidently say, "Abba Father!" I couldn't say that before. I am so passionate about living my feeble, messy life for God and to be saturated in His Word, that overwhelming emotion swells up in me after I read His Word or hear a powerful worship song or just see a bird fly across the sky (a reminder from His of His ever faithfulness to me). I don't say this to sound good. I owe all to Him.  Nothing brings me joy quite like experiencing the goodness of His presence. I am at peace and most content when I am emptied (and sometimes, that hurts) and He is filling me up to overflowing.
I'm nothing. I'm nothing without Jesus. I'm so not perfect but He is oh so perfect. "I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me." -Galatians 2:20
God's Word is alive. It is power, hope, joy, peace. It is the Creator Father's lips moving and speaking, never dying out or getting old, continually speaking life into my very existence. It's how He communicates love into my heart and brain. And He wants to do the same for you.
The joy of the Lord is my strength. I hate that I forget that sometimes. I so often let the world grab my attention and whisk me away only to be left desolate and empty. But I am never alone! He, my Savior, is always there to pick me up and put me back on the straight and narrow path of His love and mercy.
And one day I will be with my Savior FOREVER! I get so excited thinking about that!!! "to be absent from the body is to present with the LORD!"  I'm gonna be jumping for joy 24/7 up inside those pearly gates!
Lastly, I am passionate about my husband. Joe is the best. He is handsome, makes me laugh so hard, is there for me when I need a hand to pick me up or a shoulder to cry on (which I do a lot). He is my gift from God! He is so wise and watching him grow in the Lord gives me so much happiness! I am so proud to be his wife and I cannot believe God blessed us with a little baby. Half me and half him, fully blessed by God. Eeeeek, baby K is going to be so loved!
These two things will always be my passion. But some things that I am also presently passionate about would include:

- being outdoors
- blogging
- having coffee with dear friends
- making new friends
- traveling
- napping ;)

What are you passionate about?
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