Consumed…in the right way
“The goal of the gospel is to produce a type of people consumed with passion for God and love for others. We certainly don’t seem to have that right. A Christianity that does not have as its primary focus the deepening of passions for God is a false Christianity, no matter how zealously it seeks conversions or how forcefully it advocates righteous behavior. Being converted to Jesus is not just about learning to obey some rules. Being converted to Jesus is learning to so adore God that we would gladly renounce everything we have to follow Him.” -J. D. Greear, Book: Gospel
I came across this quote about a year ago. I recently went back to it because I was looking at what I was teaching right before the pandemic hit.
Now I’m wondering. We’ve been so consumed with everything Covid related. I hope we can say we’re even more consumed with a deepening passion for knowing God…and making Him known to others!
“Love the Lord you God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” (Mark 12:30 NIV)