My good friend George Barnett reminded me yesterday that passion creates energy. In other words, it has an energy of its own. When someone has a passion for something they have an extra “get up and go” gear.
A person who has a passion for fishing can be “dog tired” on Sunday morning. They plan to miss church and sleep in. However, let a fishing buddy call them and invite them to go fishing and all of a sudden they are “up and at ’em.” The same is true for hunters, bikers, ball players and the list goes on.
We love to do what we love to do. We make time for what we love to do. Watch a true “soul winner.” They have a passion for the lost. They love, talk to, seek out and witness to the lost. Why? Passion!
The church today must seriously consider (or reconsider) their approach to ministry. The lost world is not coming to church. That is why lost people don’t show up at our traditional revival meetings most of the time. The world has no passion for the church. And to be quite honest, it looks like the church has not passion for the world.
Like the church in Ephesus had left their “first love,” the church today has lost its love for the LOST. We must beg God to help us lost the lost again. We need our passion rekindled toward the lost.