Power for Passion

Posted on 04/10/19 by David Lindell in Prayer Meeting

In this message, Pastor David Lindell shares an awe-inspiring sermon titled, “Power for Passion.” Join us as we read Psalms 63:1-8 and learn three things we can do to cultivate a hunger and zeal for God! Our prayer is that this message would encourage you to pursue God with passion as you grow in your faith and follow Him.

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Power for Passion

Romans 12:11 NIV
Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.

Psalm 63:1 ESV
O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.

Psalm 42:1 ESV
As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God.

1. Passion Comes from Being Present

Psalm 63:2 ESV
So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary, beholding your power and glory.

2. Passion Comes from Valuing God’s Goodness

Psalm 63:3 ESV
Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you.

3. Passion Comes from Being Constant in My Praise

Psalm 63:4 ESV
So I will bless you as long as I live; in your name I will lift up my hands.

“I think we delight to praise what we enjoy because the praise not merely expresses but completes the enjoyment; it
is its appointed consummation. It is not out of compliment that lovers keep on telling one another how beautiful they
are; the delight is incomplete till it is expressed. It is frustrating to have discovered a new author and not to be
able to tell anyone how good he is; to come suddenly, at the turn of the road, upon some mountain valley of unexpected
grandeur and then to have to keep silent… and find no one to share it with… Fully to enjoy is to glorify. In commanding
us to glorify Him, God is inviting us to enjoy Him.”

― C.S. Lewis, Reflections on the Psalms

Psalm 42:1 ESV
As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God.