December 4, 2008

A Passion For People

I read this article from "Our Daily Bread", just want to share with you...

From the article, Mark Twain said, “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

The article continued and say that the apostle Paul’s passion in life was largely driven by concern for the eternal destiny of others.
In 2 Corinthians 5, he names three things that fueled his passion.
First, he recognized that he was accountable to Christ for his service and wanted to give a good accounting at the judgment seat of Christ (vv.9-10).
Second, Paul was driven by Christ’s love and a desire that others would know the love that he had experienced. In verse 14 he wrote, “For the love of Christ compels us.”
Finally, he understood that a lost and dying world needs the Savior (v.20).


This article has inspired me. Every day, I wake up and opened my eyes, first things in my mind is " I have to hurry up! Traffic Jam!" , then when I get into car, I started thinking and scheduling my time in my mind. Day after day, I repeat the same thing again and again. I becoming a working machine like others seeking for life comfortable. I am totally loss and I have forgotten Lord. My spiritual life totally stopped.

Today, Lord had reminded me once again to "Sail away from the safe harbor". My prayer to Lord, " Dear Heavenly Father, thanks for blessed me with such a great job in my life. Father, set me afire in my daily life, set me afire to share the Love of Christ with the people around me. Dear Father, thanks for Your Love and always remind me with Your words.In Jesus name, I pray. Amen!"


Start from today, I have make a decision to sail away from my safe harbor! I want to tell everyone surrounded me that ~~
"How Great is Our God!"
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http://www.rbc.org/devotionals/our-daily-bread/2008/12/02/devotion.aspx


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