When we settle for our own dreams, we settle for too little. God promises "to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine" in each of our lives (Eph. 3:20, NIV). John Avant shares true stories of God's passion touching lives around the world and helps readers discern God's dreams for themselves - challenging them to put an end to boring living. As readers see God's passionate adventure lived out all around them every day, they'll eagerly accept His invitation to be a part of it - to live a life beyond their imagination!
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|Title of Religion eBook: The Passion Promise|
|Release Date: 06-09-2010|
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|Publisher: Multnomah Books|
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The Passion Promise
Chapter OneChoose Your Passion "To him who is able ..."
Choose your passion.
That's the one thing. The one thing to do right now. The one thing that will mean everything in your life. Make no mistake about this choice, because choosing the wrong passion will destroy you and choosing no passion will deplete you.
Passion is a dangerous commodity. Misplaced passion leads men and women to trade their souls for a few more dollars or to trade their families for ten minutes of sex. Self-centered theological passion can result in the cheap gospel of health and wealth: If I just love Jesus, there will always be more stuff for me! Prideful passion is nothing more than ego-driven ambition that never satisfies.
Ask King David what happens when a man after God's heart decides to follow his own heart-his passion. Adultery, murder, death, and discipline.
Ask Peter about prideful passion: "Not me, Jesus. I'll never deny you!" Shame, grief, and defeat.
Ask Judas where a passion for money and personal power leads. Betrayal, suicide, hell itself.
And if your passion is for a misguided image of God, you will not only be wrong-you'll become an instrument of evil. Some extremely passionate men flew airplanes into buildings on September 11.
So this choice means just about everything to you and me. If we determine that we will not live passionless lives, that we will live for something, even die for it if necessary, how do we choose the right passion? How do we ensure that our choice will lead to adventure instead of disaster?
The source of our passion is the key.