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Life of an Ordinary Aussie Woman

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

PASSION

Passion…longing, desiring, yearning…

I am blessed to know many passionate people who journey with me through life…
And the one thing, I believe, we all have in common is experience…An experience or experiences that have impacted us deeply, and helped to create a deep conviction and outpouring of passion from our lives.
Some people’s primary passion may be justice, others a sustainable environment, others rehabilitation…I’m sure we could list many more.

My passion is TRUTH and my definition of truth is Jesus Christ; who declared that He is The Way, The Truth and The Life…

My passion is The Truth because I have experienced liberation in life, by surrendering to The Truth.

“Truth is what’s relevant to you…people need to find their own truth.”  This may be your thought and if it is, I respect that is your opinion.  But I do say to you, that this humble ordinary Aussie woman, has experienced such a transformation that I will NEVER proclaim that there is any other truth in this world other than Jesus Christ.  For those of you who may be reading this post and have known me most of my life, I know you will concur that I am not the young woman I once was.

He is my all, my passion and sustenance.

In these end days before the return of Jesus there are so many unbiblical lies circulating, that people are swallowing because they don’t want to face the truth…That they are dead in their sins and need the Saviour of the World to save them.  We are so stupidly, blind to our own filth by our own awful self-sufficiency…I mean seriously as a nation we have abundant food, education and amenities…yet we are fat, stupid, lazy and greedy…What gives me the right to say this?  Well firstly experience…this is the woman I once was.  Secondly, I ask you and you need to answer honestly…Are the majority of people you know living un-selfish, God honouring, hard-working lives?  Don’t get me wrong, I am blessed to know many people who indeed are leading such lives, and this encourages me so much…but what about the majority?

It seems sadly, that the majority disregard the Bible and choose to listen to what suits.  I have learnt from other genuine Christians that this is actually idolatry…BECAUSE when we do this, we are fashioning God into a god that suits us…Not the one who is unchanging throughout ALL of scripture both OLD & NEW TESTAMENTS.  Not reading all of scripture in context of wider scripture, picking and choosing to listen to what suits us, is no different to carving an idol and bowing down to it…And if you read scripture you will know how offensive idolatry is to God!

There seems to be so much of the notion today, that there are many paths to God and this truly grieves me.  I see people who consider themselves to be Christian sharing stuff from Buddhism for example.  It seems many have fashioned a god for themselves who is ‘high in the sky’ and is happy when people don’t hurt one another.  It seems people have forgotten, that God the Son became a human being, died on cross and rose to life to save us and reconcile us to Him…All our good deeds actually suck…We cannot be made Holy without Jesus Christ!

If you ever hear anything from me, may it be that Jesus Christ said “I am The Way, The Truth and The Life.  No-one comes to The Father except through me.”  (John 14:6)

Jesus said “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord’, will enter the Kingdom of Heaven…Then I will declare to them. ‘I never knew you; go away from me, you evil doers.’ Read the whole section here: Matthew 7:21-23

He also said that “Very truly, I tell you, anyone who hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life, and does not come under judgement, but has passed from death to life.” (John 5:24)

So here I am this Ordinary Aussie Woman… No different to any of you, just an ordinary person, who however has had an extraordinary experience with The TRUTH, Jesus Christ and He is now my passion.  For The Truth to be proclaimed to all people, so that they too may have the opportunity to experience what I have!

God loves to take ordinary people and transform their lives…Think of the woman at the well (local town tramp by many peoples’ opinions see John 4:1-42) or Zacchaeus (the local rip-off tax collector, see Luke 19:1-10).

My passion is The Truth…the liberating truth.

If you look up passion, you’ll actually find Jesus’ suffering on the cross as a definition…

What’s your passion?

Let me leave you with this song, ‘Breath’ by Michael W Smith, much love, Melanie J

This is the air I breathe, This is the air I breathe
Your holy presence, living, in me…
This is my daily bread, This is my daily bread
Your very word, spoken, to me…

And I, I'm desperate for you…
And I, I'm lost without you…

You are the air I breathe, You are, you are the air I breathe
Your holy presence, living, in me…
You are…You are my daily bread, You are, You are my daily bread
Your very word, spoken, to me…

And I'm, I'm desperate for you…And I'm, I'm lost without you…
And I'm desperate for you….And I'm, I'm lost without you.

I'm lost without you. ..I'm lost without you…I'm desperate for you!!!

Change my heart, Oh God...I'm LOST without You!


3 comments:

Kathryn C Lang said...

Thank you for sharing and for daring to live a bold life in the Truth!

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