George Washington was a man who led a group of people, passionate about their quest for freedom, and even more passionate about their ability to serve God in freedom. Abraham Lincoln was passionate about keeping a union together despite his even greater passion to deliver fellow human beings from slavery. Where is the passion in our delegates? Is Romney passionate enough to deliver the country from the slavery of debt? Is Obama passionate enough to overcome the shortcomings of his promises?
Who is passionate enough to stand in the face of adversity as we encounter sign after sign of the end times? Who can lead us as birds fall from the sky? Who can lead us as fish wash ashore; crops dry up and the mighty Mississippi is reduced to a muddy mess? There is trouble on every hand; who will take notice and lead us through these troubled times?
What are you passionate about? As a nurse I have worked in some hard places that have broadened my awareness for the need of compassion. I have always worked with the elderly. Today we have elders that cannot afford their medicine, have families across the country and neighbors that no longer know their names. I have held so many wrinkled hands and looked in so many tear dimmed eyes of elders. Did you realize that depression is rampant among the elderly and elderly white men are the most likely to commit suicide?
When I lived in Louisville I was privileged to work with children ages 3 to 12 with acute psychiatric problems. Yes, children that small were hospitalized with various problems including autism, being born as crack babies and severe cases of neglect and abuse. How many children need the love of God in thier lives?
Now I am privileged to take care of wounded warriors. Our motto is we serve those who served us.
Find your passion!!!! Ask the Holy Spirit to help you? There are so many works of Jesus to do.
James tells us to take care of the widows and orphans! Are we taking care of our widows? Do you check on them, call them, send them a card or pick up a few groceries? Do you know a child that could use a little encouragement? Do you know an orphan? I know of orphans in Pakistan that Pastor Atif Raza is trying to care for.
What about the homeless? Did you realize that 70% of all homeless are either veterans or dealing with some sort of mental illness?
I am finalzing my book Finding My Father. It will tell you of the miraculous journey that the Holy Spirit took me through to find my biological father who was homeless on Venice Beach, CA. It was truly a miracle and opened my eyes to the humaness of homelessness.
I love the song by Matthew West I Don't Want to Go Through the Motions.
Here are the instructions of Jesus:
35For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: 36Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. 37Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? 38When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? 39Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? 40And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
Be passionate about Jesus!
Remember to look at each person and keep in mind that Jesus is looking back at you through their eyes.