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Starting our New Life in Christ

The Bible tells us that once we find Christ we must begin to walk out our new lives.  That means our old lives are gone, our sins are forgiven and our relationship with Christ is just beginning.  And like any new relationship we start here on Earth, it takes time and effort to develop and build a meaningful and trusting one. 

When we start dating someone, we focus our attention on getting to know that person and learning more about them. A person who is trying to find God's sentence for their life should focus their attention on Jesus in a similar way.  You won't learn everything overnight, but with time and effort our relationship with Christ can reveal God's plan for us.

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What is passion?

Christ lived His entire life in the service of God's will.  When He reached near the end, Christ asked God, "My Father! If it is possible, let this cup of suffering be taken away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine." (Matthew 26:39)

Christ knew the sentence God wrote for His life, but it wasn't always easy to do what God was asking (Luke 2:49).  However, Christ desired to see God's will be done.  When Jesus finished His work on the cross they call that story, "Passion of the Christ."

Passion by definition being led by a strong emotion.  Love is the pinnacle of a strong emotion.  The Bible defines love as what you are willing to give (John 3:16).  Christ had so much love for God and for mankind that He was able to give His life and finish His sentence even when it was difficult. 

To find God's sentence for our life we will need to love God and give our lives to Him to serve the purpose He intended us for, even when it is difficult.

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How to find passion

We teach that passion is found through seeking & finding wisdom and humility.  Jesus sought to grow in both of these areas throughout His life and allowed Him to find passion to serve God's will above His own (Luke 2:52).

The Bible tells us that Godly wisdom is giving liberally and without measure to those that ask (Eph. 1:8; James 1:5; Luke 21:15; Psalm 49:3). We also know God desire to use the humble to serve his will (1 Pet. 5:6; James 4:6; Matt. 5:5,23:12).

When you actively seek to mature in wisdom and humility, God will reveal the plans and purposes He has for you.  When you begin to receive revelation knowledge from God about His sentence for your life we call that finding vision, and it is the next step in what we teach to find God's sentence for your life.