A daughter finding her “aim”

21 Jul

One Pure and Holy Passion

“On occasion I struggle with my identity and wanting to have a tangible passion and vision for my life.  I desire to know all the plans the Lord has for me and what the future holds.  On Thursday evening, July 14th 2011 I went for a stroll by myself.  My intention was to sit down and read my Bible; however, I couldn’t concentrate and had no clue what I wanted to read.  Hence my time became a prayer walk – the kind where you attempt to pray and yet don’t know what to pray.  This was one of those times where I’m quite sure God interceded on my behalf – where He knew my inner groaning and prayers better than I did. Later that evening I sat in the kitchen talking to my Mom and sharing with her how I was feeling.  I have the utmost respect for my Mom – her spiritual wisdom always amazes me.  My Mom reminded me that God makes everyone differently – she understood how I may desire to have a tangible passion or goal and how lack of that can make one feel short of purpose in life.  However, my Mom did not stop there.  She reminded me that God gifted me with the desire to serve and love my fellow friends.  I have always cared about people and always desire to know what is going on with them.  I desire to serve them and be used by God in their lives.  I desire to let the joy of Christ shine through me and bless others.

Friday morning I woke up at 5am for my morning time with the Lord.  I opened my Bible and once again paged through the leaves of the Bible.  I was reading through Matthew and didn’t really want to read there… it was just one of those mornings.  As I flipped through, my eyes fell upon the title of a chapter in 1 Peter 4:8-11.  The title was “An Exhortation to Pray, Love, and Serve.”  Here is the scripture passage that I read: “The end of all things is near.  Therefore be clear minded and self controlled so that you can pray.  Above all love each other deeply because love conquers over a multitude of sins.  Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.  Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.  If anyone speaks he should do it as one speaking the very words of God.  If anyone serves he should do it 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. “

This scripture seemed to be directed straight from the Lord to me – it was there just waiting for me to read that morning. The Lord knew what I needed to hear.  Not only did the Lord provide me with this scripture from Him, he also provided me with a song which had been running through my head ever since I rolled out of bed that morning.  You may or may not be familiar with the song, it is called: One Pure and Holy Passion.  The lyrics for this song are as follows: “Give me one pure and holy passion, Give me one magnificent obsession, Give me one glorious ambition for my life…”

So, later when I need to remind myself what my passion is, what my goals are, and what my ambition is for my life, this letter is meant to be a reminder of God’s direction in my life.  I am to take one step at a time, follow the Lord’s leading in my life, and allow Him to be the passion of my life.  I need to serve like Jesus served and love like Jesus loved.  I need to remember what my name means and know that I am also called to be one who prays.”

 

…written by a daughter

 

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One Response to “A daughter finding her “aim””

  1. Katie July 21, 2011 at 8:45 pm #

    Thank you for this reminder. Just what I needed to hear. x

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