Thursday, March 18, 2010


Eugene Delacroix
Jacob wrestking with the Angel, 1861

I've been sharing with you this week the insights Dr Barry C. Black, Chaplin for the U.S. Senate, shared with the young  and the not so young on Sunday. We've looked at recognising opportunities, we' ve harnessed prayer and we also recognised the opposing factors. The forth key and a very important one and also the first key, is passion. You must have a passion for change.

Nothing can be achieved without a desire for it. Unless you truly want positive change in your life; whether it be for a job, for a habit you're trying to break for your marriage to work, whatever it is, unless you truly want that change you will find that you are trying to push a huge rock up a steep hill all by yourself. Any action or expereince comes first with desire, thought, dream. Then it moves to action. Desire is the vehicle that is oiled and gassed by action and vice versa. We need each in order for the other to be effective.

Jacob had a desire for change. He recognised that he needed that blessing from God. His words as he held on to the Lord were this " I will not let you go unless you bless me" (Genesis 32:26) His passion brought about the desired results. His name was changed. No longer was he the usurper; he was now Israel: God strives.

If you haven't found your passion yet; that thing that drives you to get up in the morning and shout "Thank you God' for the job or the ministry or the job that is a ministry, it's not too late. God our Father is always willing to give good gifts to them that ask Him. (Matthew 7:11) Find that passion for change. Find that desire to be effective and that desire coupled with prayer and the power that comes in the form of the Holy Spirit will help you to overcome the opposition and not only that, also to succeed.

Be blessed


Proverbs 21:5
The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty, ...
Why not take a few minutes to read:

Genesis 32


What's your passion? Is it art or music or writing or science? What have you been doing to nurture it?
If you haven't figured it out yet, what are you doing to make it happen; to tap into that inner valve that releases your true potential and purpose?

1 comment:

  1. greta good morning
    yesterday was the first time i read and saw the painting. this blog is not by chance This is inspired, the experience i rec'd while reading is the same as when i am God's presence in the morning or when i am ministering with someone. This is not just words it is inspired words.


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