Tag: Passion

I have only one passion, and that is Jesus!

J.R. Millerby J.R. Miller

“Son of man, these men have set up idols in their hearts!” Ezekiel 14:3

“Their heart went after their idols!” Ezekiel 20:16

We need to watch our heart-life, for it is in our thoughts, feelings, moods, tempers and affections–that departure from Christ begins.

We need to watch our inner spiritual state. The world may see no limit to our external zeal, our religious activity, our earnest promoting of the truth–and yet there may be not enough inner prayerfulness, love for Christ, tenderness of conscience, hunger for righteousness, or desire for holiness in our heart.

Is Christ more to you now, than He ever was before? Does His love draw you with an overwhelming sway? Can you say, with Zinzendorf, “I have only one passion, and that is Jesus!

Is your heart right?

“You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind!” Luke 10:27

“My son, give me your heart!” Proverbs 23:26

“Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life!” Proverbs 4:23

by J.R. Miller

Are you going overboard?

George Whittenby George Whitten

Matthew 14:28-31 And Peter answered Him and said, Lord, if it is you, command me to come to You on the water. And He said, “Come.” And when Peter got out of the boat, he walked on the water, to go to Yeshua (Jesus). But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!” And immediately Yeshua (Jesus) stretched out His hand, and caught him, and said to him, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?”

When Peter stepped out of the boat to walk on water – he literally stepped out of the boat! Imagine that! But was Peter going overboard? No, I don’t believe so — he was literally taking a step of faith with his eyes fixed on the Lord!

Often, when we step out in faith – it may appear that we are going overboard, but are we really? Honestly, the question is — “Can you really go overboard in your faith toward God?” I don’t think so! When our passion is no longer on the Lord, then that’s when we’re going overboard.

When you love the Lord God with “all your heart, mind and soul”— it’s okay to step out and go all out for God — because in God, the only way to go overboard is to not go overboard enough!

Your family in the Lord with much agape love

by George Whitten