In this week’s Weeks Spiritual Checkup we look at A Passion for God:

“I have learned that it’s a passion for God that will give you a passion for people. And this utter delight in Him will come from the toughest of trials that you are about to face. Our affliction becomes that which pushes and shoves us down the road to the cross…And that’s what it means to become like Him in His death. Don’t think that the cross is simply the wheelchair, or an irritating job, or an irksome mother-in-law. The cross is the place where you die to sin and live to God.”  Joni Eareckson Tada

“To give is merely to part with something we possess. To sacrifice is to part with something we possess, and will miss. There is a certain pain present in sacrifice that is not found in mere giving….God did not merely give us forgiveness, but sacrificed Himself in order to give us redemption. It is this very cross of sacrifice that we are called to take up in order to follow Jesus.”  James Franklin Pyles

A Passion for God

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