Why aren’t we more passionate about our faith?

One of my wife’s friends gave a collection of DVDs to our kids for Christmas.  The collection is entitled “Passion Talk Series: The Essential Collection” by Louie Giglio.  We always screen everything before we let the kids watch it.  We read a review about it, watch it, or both.  The reviews that we often read are published by Dove Foundation, Christianity Today and Crosswalk.  Anyway, getting back to the DVD collection, we watched one of the videos entitled “Indescribable.”   This series apparently stands up to its name, Passion Talk.  In this video, Louie Giglio exudes passion for God.  He uses astronomy to describe just how “indescribable” our God really is.   He describes the expanse of our universe, how it could only have been created by our mighty God, and how small we are in the universe.  In fact, we are so small, in comparison to the universe; you can say that we are insignificant, but not insignificant to God, a God who is incomprehensible and unimaginable to us.  I was impressed with Louie Giglio’s passion for God.  I want some of that.  I want to see it in others.  I was talking to my wife this morning.  I asked her to consider what it would be like if, in every state in the union, there would be at least one passion point, one place from which a passion for God could emanate.  This is not to belittle or denigrate anything that churches or ministries are doing, but it just doesn’t seem like enough.  Why aren’t we more passionate about our faith?  Why isn’t God first over all of the junk?  Why isn’t He our first love?  It just makes me want to change my direction and my focus.  That’s why I am doing this, writing these posts, to provoke others.  I cannot be the only one who feels this way.  God is a mighty God, and He deserves so much more than we are giving Him.  We are giving Him our leftovers, that which is left over after our jobs, after our family, after ourselves.  Sure, we may start our day off with a devotional and prayer, and we may think about God throughout the day.  But really, doesn’t He deserve more than that?  Doesn’t God, the God of the universe, deserve our all, not just what’s left over after we attend to all the junk, all the meaningless, temporal stuff?  When are we going to face the fact that we are shortchanging God?   Remember Ananias and Sapphira, who gave God less than He deserved?  Are we doing the same thing?  Aren’t we deceiving ourselves?  Aren’t we deceiving God?  When are we going to wake up and get real about our faith?  Or, are we just going to continue in this pattern until the Day of Judgment?  Let’s get passionate about God!

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