July 15, 2006

Hmmm...

(I am stealing again. I saw this quote somewhere and LOVED it. But I don't remember the person who wrote it. If anyone knows the author, please let me know.)

"The depth of one's belief determines the intensity of one's motivation."

This is SO true. I have met quite a few people (no one in particular-ahem!) who have commented on my (growing) passion for the Lord and wished they could have the same. Well if you truly believe in the Lord and that He is who says He is, you will have the same passion and beyond.

Okay, that didn't make any sense. But hopefully y'all got the gist of it...

10 comments:

Travis said...

"The depth of one's belief determines the intensity of one's motivation." You have something people want that passion for something greater than yourself. I often feel the same way. my wife and I are childrens pastors at our church, but before that we were youth sponsors for our churches youth group and I would often times wander why people were so resistent to the passion that the leadership had, because all the teens would say "wow I wish I had that passion" and I would respond with "its there for you just walk in it" and that would be my response to this day.. God has given us so much and blessed us beyond our wildest imagination and all we have to do is walk in it. believe it and live it. And I would say to you passion is contagious keep it up.

AFamousStatue said...

I took a LONG way to getting to the faith I have for Christ now. Sometime I should post my testimony on here, it is pretty rocky though. And I would say passion is contagious, but that isn't my experience. I am surrounded by completely passionate, all-out, sacrificial Christians, yet only recently have I too grown into the state where I desire their same passion. You really have to be surrendered to the Lord completely before you can have true passion. At least, that is what I think... But then again, it IS 2:45 in the morning so none of this is making sense anyway.

Scribbley said...

That may explain it. I see belief as a black and white, either yes or no affair. I am a highly analytical person, and I don't usually have emotions entangle with my logical life decisions. So while I may believe, and do what I can to reflect that, it is not the unquenchable fire that apparently it should be... And I don't see how even recognizing all that really reveals a way to change that. That's just the way I am.

AFamousStatue said...

If you don't have passion, then you should/must ask the Lord for it. The difficulties that will assail you in life will overcome you if you aren't completely on fire, the unquenchable sort (like those trick birthday candles).

AFamousStatue said...

Perhaps I should have further stressed, Scrib, that only the Lord can give you passion when you are more apathetic about things in life. (Is apathy the right word? I need coffee.)

Scribbley said...

No, apathy is not the right word. It's more of a matter-of-factness.

AFamousStatue said...

Nothing is matter-of-fact when you aren't in the driver's seat of life.

AFamousStatue said...

WELL, that isn't ENTIRELY true. God is matter-of-fact, etc. I am tired, forget I said that...but not ENTIRELY.

Travis said...

wow 2:45 in the morning! thats late or should I say early. and I appreciate you linking my blog to yours. as soon As I get a free moment I link yours to mine. Oh ya tell your sister I appreciate her post.

AFamousStatue said...

Yes, 2:45. I seem to be becoming an all-out night owl. Twice in the past couple days I haven't made it to sleep till 4 in the morning and then wake up promptly at 8 or 9. How long can I live like this? Hmm, not very long apparently. :P I told my sis what you said, she said you're welcome, or something like that. (She wanted to know what post though.)