Fuel or Leak?

Over at the Resurgence, Dave Kraft is explaining how people can be passion builders or passion stealers.  He says, “Someone has observed that what we are tomorrow will be a result of the people we meet and the books we read today.”  He then explains, in this regard, that there are four types of people:

  1. People who fuel our passion.
  2. People who catch our passion.
  3. People who enjoy our passion.
  4. People who drain our passion. 

I find this list rather helpful for fighting the “first-come, first-serve” mentality in my own planning, but even more helpful is the example of Jesus. He would come to a town and preach the gospel, occasionally seek someone out specifically out (but more often let them come to Him), heal all those who did come to Him, invest deeply in His disciples, and spend every moment with His heavenly Father.

Christ Himself, then, shows us how to invest the maximum amount of our time to the One who fuels our passion for God (God Himself), then the next large chunk of our time to those who catch our passion for God (the disciples), and then after that leave a small, but deliberate, amount of our ever-shortening lives to those who merely enjoy (most people) or worse drain (Pharisees, enemies, toughest cases) our passion for God Himself. This, the Bible shows, is the only wise way to live and minister.

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About B Treece
loved by God before I ever loved Him, saved by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone by the authority of the Bible alone to the glory of God alone, made to enjoy Him forever, happily married with wonder-filled children.

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