Wednesday, August 17, 2011

What am I really passionate about?

What would your answer be to that question?  I mean, really and truly, what gets you pumped?  What could you talk about for hours and hours and not get tired of it? 

God has been challenging me lately in this area.

I would say my top three personal passions in life right now (besides Chris and Luke, whom I love more than life itself) are:

1. Adoption

2.  Clean/Healthy/Whole Eating

3.  Home Design/Decor on a Budget

Those are the subjects I could talk on and on and on about.  All of these have some worth to me as a Christian woman (it’s weird to call myself a woman – I still feel like a girl, but whatever).  Healthy eating blesses my family, my body, and the earth.  Design on a budget makes my home a (hopefully) beautiful and welcoming place to be in and practice hospitality to those who need it,  and doing it frugally is a way to spend my money wisely and not rack up debt.  Adoption is probably the most obviously “Biblical” passion – God talks about us being adopted all the time and He is clearly passionate about the fatherless and orphans in the Bible (which, by the way, I love). 

But am I passionate about Jesus?  Adoption is a beautifully amazing picture of what God has done for us, don’t get me wrong, but when it comes down to the nitty gritty….

Am I really pumped about the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Do I gush about it like I do about a great paint color or awesome yard sale find?

I want to get there, I really and truly do. 

I have been so blessed lately by Lara and Lauren’s blogs.  They are both adoptive (or soon to be adoptive) mommies who have a huge heart for God and God’s work in Africa, specifically.  They and the book Radical, which we have been studying in our small group, have really been challenging me lately to get PASSIONATE about my faith. 

Chris and I shared this Francis Chan video when we hosted small group at our house recently – it has stayed in my mind all these weeks (I got it from Lauren’s blog, actually).  It is a great reminder to me to be passionately sold out for God because life is SO SHORT.  I encourage you to watch too, and be changed. 



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