“Got Passion?”

Today there are so many distractions that many have lost there love & passion for Jesus.

Revelation 2:4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.

This women in the next scriptures had such passion, love, and a heart of graditude that she did what others looked at as being wrong. She loved Jesus so much for the forgiveness she received that she did not care about what others thought about her. She worshipped him anyway!!

Luke 7:37-45 … a woman in the city, which was a sinner, … brought an alabaster box of ointment, And stood at his feet…weeping…washed his feet with tears…wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.

Her passion looked past what others thought. Her passion looked past her own pride. He passion took her to a place where she was not welcome to go.

…Pharisee which had bidden him saw it, …saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him: for she is a sinner.

Jesus answering…Simon… There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty. And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most? Simon said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged.

…Seest thou this woman? I entered into thine house, thou gavest me no water for my feet: but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head. Thou gavest me no kiss: but this woman since the time I came in hath not ceased to kiss my feet.

My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment. Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little. And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven.

You see the others around her looked down on her for what see did. Not Jesus! Her passion led her to Jesus. He had forgiven her much and that resulted in much love and much passion.

What has taken your passion for Jesus? Has the trials and hardships of live drained you of the love you felt for God when you first got saved? Where is your passion? Do you put more into your job, your friends, your family, your play, than your time with God? Is all of your energy taken up by the things of this world?

Do we take for granted the things we have received since we believed? We have received forgiveness for our sins as this women. It says she loved much, have we loved much? Have we forgotten where He has brought us from? Do we put Him first?