The boys are back in their normal domiciles and in today’s EP they break down an important subject related to developing the ability to cultivate passion in your work as a Replanter.
Passion is white hot flame and red glowing embers.
Here’s a quote to kick us off: “Light yourself on fire with passion, and people will come from miles to watch you burn.” — John Wesley
Our good friend Mark Hallock adds this: “People long to follow passionate leaders in the church, in the same way that heat-seeking missiles follow fire. . . As for those of us called to revitalize a dying church, passion is a priceless aspect of our leadership.”
This exhortation from Romans 12:11; “Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord”
Know the difference between contrived passion and cultivated passion.
- Passion is contagious
- Passion inspires hope
- But we have to be passionate about the right things
- God’s Word
- God’s Bride
- The lost
- Our community
What do you do when the Passion is gone? How do you cultivate passion?
- Get Clarity-is your season of ministry in that location over? Is God calling you to continue?
- Cultivate and nurture your soul by getting into God’s word, praying and practicing solitude.
- Get an outside opinion and perspective from a trusted friend, mentor, leader.
- Take something off of your plate, you might be out of energy from overwork.
- Grit: the Power and Passion of Perseverance by Angela Duckworth
- Managing Your Time EP 117
- Replenish by Lance Witt
Join the Replant team at this year’s Replant Summit, August 29-30, 2022. Sign up today, there are a limited number of free rooms the first 100 registrants. (Replanter, bring your wife!)
Shout out to our friends at the Alaska Baptist Resource Network, check out their work and ministry, many great opportunities for you to serve the kingdom there.
If your website has you down and is sapping your passion, contact our good friends at 180 digital and they can give you the help you need.
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