LatelyLately I have been thinking about my passions a lot. Most recently, during a recent visit to Southern Ontario visiting my in-laws, I had the opportunity to meet with a national organisation with whom I am associated. This organisation is predominantly involved in publishing news media and articles targeting the worldwide Church. I met up with the chief editor who affirmed my literary talent and encouraged me to hone them in the form of writing for print.
Lately, I have been thinking about my passions a lot. Most recently, during a trip to Southern Ontario to visit my in-laws, I had the opportunity to visit the headquarters of a national organisation with whom I am associated. This organisation predominantly publishes news media about the global church. While there, I met with their chief editor who encouraged me to pursue one of my long standing passions: writing.
It won’t come as a surprise to anyone who comes across this blog that I don’t post a lot. In my past blog, I had mentioned this at least once as well. The fact is I haven’t put a lot of effort into pursuing this passion of writing and I hope as the new year approaches I can turn a new leaf.
That being said, I want to be sure to use my passions (my core interests, not carnal inclinations) to serve God’s kingdom, including writing. In my life experience, I have come to realise no better purpose to living than to serve God and His passions.
1 Peter 4:10-11 (New International Version) tells us,
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.
I believe God’s passions are for each person He created to know and to love Him. This we see from the Good News presented in the New Testament, whose pages point to our passionate God. We see that God’s pursuit of humanity was ultimately demonstrated on Calvary’s cross, when Jesus Christ took the punishment of our sins upon himself, releasing from guilt those who would put their faith in Him (John 3:16-18; Colossians 2:9-14).
The passionate, merciful love of God should be reciprocated through the service of those saved by Him. The avenue I believe I can best serve God is through writing, which has never been so unhampered before, with the internet so broad-stream and interactive. This blog is the best way I know to give God glory, while providing a platform for others to engage on the topic of God, faith, or spirituality–in a respectful manner.
The purpose of this blog, for me, is to stand for that which I believe brings Life, regardless of opposing values or worldviews. This, all in hopes to bring others into a closer understanding of the Living God I pursue.
So, I want my passion for writing to reflect the passion God has for His people. After all, the gifts, talents and interests I possess only pale in comparison to the heart of God and His pursuit of those who bear His image.
Truly, to Him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.