Secret #2 Passion
Opening: Passionate for God, each other, and life together
What comes to mind when you hear the word passion?
(Athletes, mothers protecting their young, missions, revival, fine art, sex….)
The author describes passion as a stallion. He goes on to speak of a bridled horse trained to be a picture of strength and beauty in competition, and also the danger of an unbridled horse and that of a gelded horse with it’s passion removed.
Do you currently have either an unbridled passion or a passion that may feel confined?
No matter where you are right now know that is is God’s greatest desire for you to embrace your passions.
Embracing passion takes risk-Jason talks on risk building faith
Passions are risk worthy-God given and worth it.
The enemy is actually scared of a passionate faith filled believer.
Remember playing it safe leads to complacency and mediocrity. This is just what the enemy would love to trap us in. Just jump in!!!
Here are a few risk taking pointers
- Risk being vulnerable-Remove the mask-Mechanical Molly-shut up and shut down
- Risk sharing your emotions-Don’t be afraid of emotion, God created us with them, emotions become life giving when shared wisely
- Risk being free with your body-Be sure God is driving your passions
To sum up risk pause and read 1 Peter 4:8
How can we know 1 Peter 4:8 is true? Let’s look at the foundation for every passion-LOVE 1 Cor 13:4-8-Jason and Noelle
When all four types of love are present in a marriage relationship each spouse feels completely loved and accepted. This is God’s desire for all His married children
When passionate love is shared by a couple cravings are a result, examples are.
- Back scratch
- Foot massage
- Vulnerable conversation
- Spontaneous vacations
Being willing to be your spouse’s answer is a beautiful expression of your support and love for their passions in life.
Question# 3 & 4
What are your your cravings? How can you help be the answer for your spouse?
So go after God with all your heart, He will fuel and fulfill your passions individually and together as they line up with His heart!
Find a quiet place to snuggle, talk vulnerably, and then pray together with your spouse, this invites God to bring His peace and passion to your marriage.