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My mind is not a trash can for accidents.
It was not created to withstand impossibilities. My mind is a cloudless sky. It’s supposed to have thoughts that fly. Just like a kite. But in actuality, my mind is like a landmark in the middle of a deserted city. It stands tall, but wrapped. Wrapped in a ghostly tarp. Such tarp is an irony, more than it is an impediment. The sun sets and rises. It rises and sets. It rests upon a gleaming city, that no one seems to get. No fancy details. No vivid colors. No statue to draw about. No footsteps to follow. My mind was an urban souvenir for friendly eyes to wallow. Now just fig leaves. No deep water. Everything's so shallow.
Have you ever felt that your passion died suddenly? Have you ever woke one day and felt the obvious shift in your heart? Almost like you have backslidden and the last person to notice was you. I found a gem in the Bible. Understatement indeed. The Bible itself is a gem, don't get me wrong, however, this passage rocked the very insides of my heart.
“You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water. I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory.
I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands. I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you. On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night.
I cling to you; your right hand upholds me. Those who want to kill me will be destroyed; they will go down to the depths of the earth. They will be given over to the sword and become food for jackals. But the king will rejoice in God; all who swear by God will glory in him, while the mouths of liars will be silenced.”
Psalm 63:1-2, 4-6, 8-11 NIV
How is it that we lose our passion? One of the things I have been analyzing during this period of growth is that it's not about complying to the codes of church culture, but rather creating an environment where the Holy Spirit feels comfortable. Here some questions that I ask myself often:
I hope this simple entry can stir up in you a hunger for Jesus. I pray that you will be encouraged to rekindle the passion for Jesus.
I pray Jesus that you would soften their hearts and open their eyes, In Jesus name. Amen