Come Awake

Life is full of responsibilities. We work. Pay bills. Take care of the needs of our family. Meet our various obligations to the church and community…and then, we have our passions. You know, passions. Those things in life that we feel we are good at or want to be good at. Those things in life that sparks and lights  fire in our soul. Passion is what makes us feel alive.

Feeling good about something you like is awesome.

Feeling awesome about something you love is passion.

We all have a purpose in life. If we have a purpose, we also must have a passion.

I think we can have many passions. What ever fuels our energy and drives us to move is a passion.

Some if not most of you may already know what my passions are. I have a passion for writing. Writing words that release an energy. Energy that can fill a heart, a room, a mind or soul with hope. I have a passion for photography. I see the beauty before the picture is even taken. Images express when words cannot. I have a passion for children. This desire for making a difference in the life of a child is incredible. And what’s so amazing is when all three passions come together to create this beautiful thing called purpose.

Now, what I want you to do is think for a moment of what your passion is. What is that one thing you have a constant craving for that fulfills your purpose in life? How does it make you feel? What power does it give in order to help others? If you could draw a mental picture, what would your passion look like?

Now…take a moment and watch this short but powerful video. You won’t regret it.

If you can, reflect again on your passions. If you’re like me…they don’t even come close to the passion Jesus has for us.

Throughout life, Jesus had many passions but none more important than proclaiming His Father’s glory and loving us even with all out hurts, habits and hang-ups. His passion was life for all. For us to “come awake” and fulfill our passions through and for Him.

After watching the video, What does “come awake” mean to you?

Please share your thoughts. They may spark a passion in another person’s life.

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14 thoughts on “Come Awake

  1. Oh Miss Laura…the blessings have come full circle! Your purpose fuels my passion! My passion is simply Jesus. To be able to share through writing, my annoying public (grocery store) singing, or the smile on my face is my purpose!

    To come awake? In the nuisances of our daily chores we find God. The ultimate reward is to find Him in the small as well as the big! So many miracles go unnoticed!

    Thank you so very much for sharing!!

    • MariJo, you are so right. We can get so bogged down with life that we don’t see the very purpose for our existence. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. 😃

  2. Come awake means to wake up from your slumber. Rising up in the condition/state that you are in. Living life with a purpose. For we are not our own. Thanks for this post.

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