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May 21, 2021 8:00 am
Dr. Tony Evans says it's time to light up your faith when you get both of which are celebrating 40 years of faithfulness. This is the alternative Dr. Tony Evans, author, speaker, senior pastor of Oakland Bible Fellowship Dallas, Texas, president of the urban alternative.
God not only want you to follow his plan for your life.
He wants you to be excited about today. Dr. Evans explains how to ignite your passion for God so his priorities become your vision. Let's join want to talk about all there is no such thing as a calling, without a passion to do some and you will and you don't want to do it at the passion now. Body has a passion I haven't the same way about him express the same way but has the potential for five has to do with your spiritual intensity. The file within nothing that causes you to burn.
Uncle told me they want emotional at a basketball game of football game. It was a great play and I could not be simple because given the right circumstance and the right environment. The people you know and some 51 reason why people don't know where they're supposed to be so have nothing better burn Lakebed no on the grill if you know what you're supposed to be fire will be missing today I want to talk a little bit about passion is passion. Generally we talk about intensity of fire when I have the spiritual component to it is the God-given capacity to catch ourselves to something someone extended period of time in order to meet a need is the ability to capacity confidently for the file is to attach yourself to something or someone extended period of time in order to meet the need. Romans 15 verse 20 put this way Paul speaking of his own calling, if you will, says this I aspired to preach the gospel, not what Christ was already named that I might not build up another man's foundation there means deeply desired. Romans 1520 deeply desired to proclaim it because the passion is a fire 916 was always me if I don't do this. Jeremiah says in Jeremiah 20 does not work in my bone and when I try not to do with because it was too hot when anything was too hot to handle its abeyance by inspection passion is that which burns with you passion which you up at night, or maybe keep you from going asleep in the first place.
Passion makes you think about the subject when the subject is not on the table is bubbling in the soul.
Passion is the fuel of calling it is the fuel of your calling passion in the nation that compels you to take action. You just have to. The only thing that could just passion is the thing for which the passion has been generated.
In other words, the only thing that holds your call if you're passionate about your call gives the call itself, nothing else will do. Everything else is second best hubristic with your calling and expansion when you see your calling, from the perspective of time rather than the perspective of eternity. Life is flat because God is eternity in heaven is one of the things running over with thing will have okay you are how good you are, what you do, how much rap we all have is one big neon sign all over us and it reads temporary. If you haven't discovered this yet not very old and not very smart.
It's all temporary. Temporarily distorted, they will get all somebody younger is will take the place gets temporary to raising your kids… LOL don't need you anymore get when you live get your phone number telling me money last year's champion is this year's X champion this year's has been you finally get what you want only to discover you wanted new and improved.
You want something better. The day's front-page stock becomes tomorrow. Page 20 footnote barbecue with bothers me is all temporary. We've done some great things the church God been very kind to us temporary, no friendship, no relationship, no ownership, no fellowship can satisfy you because they're all temporary, all gone eternity in our hearts that is life can only be live with an eternal perspective in mind. Mary said Jesus. She thought she was pregnant with his miracle child.
She says in Luke chapter 1 verse particularly presents you have the hungry with good things that she told myself why did God choose this teenager named Mary to be the mother of the Savior she was hungry for God so hungry for God that she got a call to are you hungry for that has eternity connected with because it is only connect with time. It's temporary all the Bible it says God started men's hearts he started up their hearts. It says to do the work on the house of God ought to build the community back is and God spare their hearts.
Everyone had got one God*government*Goodman started that's passion. Passion is when God stirs your you live with anybody people stir up stuff. Create mass no you always thought when God creates a passion he stirs up his burning desire and all of a sudden you notice that whatever this is, matches your gifting. That's what you look that you will start out for is also the thing you can do all the things you have the potential to be able to do so a lot of my passion is many people, not because it simply never asked some key questions like what makes me laugh, what makes me cry when things bring out your emotions they need to be checked out. They could very well be your passion when they bring laughter out of you.
You find great joy in their presence.
Thinking about it or doing it. Check that without well could be your passion or pressure hearts. It brings tears to your eye's when you see that thing over there.
When you see that child week when you see that thing turned around. You laugh all the people would see it and feel bad but doesn't stay with because remember passion always has tenure. Passion is never passing all you can't stop laughing.
You can't stop crying because it is all-consuming.
Is there an area of interest that you just can't shake if it wasn't the money or time.
Is there something in your life that you would going to one of the family obligations money all the time. You could check all away and call doing the because many times we use those as excuse for not following our dreams and fulfilling our passions when they had never meant to be an excuse, although maybe an excuse for how you do it may be an excuse for how fast you could do it with you passion your bird.
You have a secret ambition told down you think about it may say you could never do that.
You know you could be saying never to God with a secret unless you pursue your passion die die by letting you shrivel up and die only physical death or stroke. I'm just talking about you exist still exist yet often go to work and come home and look at television and go to sleep and get up and come home and the television and eat and go to sleep no die like marriage, the passion that you had when you were dating.
So what happened to that simple audience. What happened to the fire saving habits and finding your fireplace left unattended God's family. The following you never found one in the morning because passion has to be cultivated to stay hot. So how do we connect this thing of passion with eternity so that we get clarification on calling definition of calling it your customized purpose for which you been ordained and equipped. But here it is to service the kingdom of God because remember, it has an eternal perspective, always calling is always linked with the kingdom of God. Once you extricated from the kingdom of God. You may not have any which is why most people don't know their calling one another calling because of the public to make money unlimited by my house I'm living carbon. I'm here to make Mark in the kingdom of God is nowhere to be. Jesus said it.
Matthew 633. It makes it absolutely clear CP. What CP when you have time not thinking when it left the city first God and his righteousness and all these things stop will be added to you. What we do, we speak.
And in my time, contractors, and the kingdom may God will never show me a call if is not first come first.
To keep the kingdom of God. In other words, the promotion of God's glory and God's program is the kingdom of God is the power behind is the glory forever and a man.
Dr. Evans will come back shortly with the story of a man who really understood the relationship between his career and is calling first today's message is part of Tony's life-changing series entitled called for a purpose. As we been hearing each of us is a God-given passion and realizing it as part of the secret to discovering your unique calling in life, dropped her frustration and move on to greater joy as you discover your calling through the help of the complete called for a purpose audio series available both on CD and as a digital download. Best of all, for a limited time. When you make a donation to support the work of the urban alternative will say thanks by sending you all 12 messages in this two-volume collection along with a bonus copy of Tony's popular companion book discover your destiny. Let God use you like he made you reach out email@example.com to make your contribution and request this is a limited time offer. So make your request right away. Again that's Tony you have in this.org or call us at 1-800-800-3222 were team members are standing by to help with your resource request around-the-clock. That's 1-800-800-3222.
I'll repeat that information for you after part two of today's lesson and this year, like most Christians, there are people in your life who knows, you may not know Jesus do something about that feeling equipment to share your faith effectively.
In other words, he knew more. That's with Tony and training center comes in. It's an online Bible school with classes that will take you deeper into the most important concepts of things start with our free introductory course on things. Listen to move on the subjects like spiritual warfare, marriage, building maturing in the faith, and many more. Content is challenging through it at your own pace. Anytime your online is also lots of custom content from Tony online forum where you can get your specific questions answered no to Tony.org and follow the link to Tony Kevin's training center. It's like having a seminary on your smart phone that one day that the church really knowing what we said.
I'm a disciple of Jesus Christ. He said the sky machine operator talk is the kingdom, it's one is doing a job for me for five he synthesized just out making widgets he was using the opportunity to promote God's interest in history now show somebody like that. I'm sure you also Titanic what Titanic film. It was true story. The maiden voyage from England to America of this ship.
If an iceberg calls were punched. You start graphically portrayed on the screen awesome Titanic sank both smart enough to be among the people panic panic's began the long, long before they would phrase their organs should become visible, tragedy of the tragedy is that two thirds of the boats. The smaller boats were only partially full.
The folks who were saying got so comfortable in their salvation. They forgot other focused children and only one of the 20 most return if that were not return what people say they will already say say I hope you make it to kingdom folk don't think like kingdom folk want to know you and call me right now because God called all directly impacting so much is to examine your passion.
Deep down inside we can ask yourself some strategic questions captures my attention. What do I dream we ask is that all you want to be when you grow up. The passion question many of you. Your passion for the marketplace same time. Just like you do in the place as valuable to some place, time, there was no eternal perspective, the space shuttle sits on the launchpad for the launchpad you seen on TV. It has a mission in a direction it's going somewhere that has already been predetermined by NASA. The only problem is grounded because of gravity of the shuttle you're not going anywhere. Be still, and that if you shuttle wellness equipment. The person that is grounded. That is until it is 10 987650321*C limited time and able to see all all because you ripped grounded. Now what you need is some five grounded not what we will call with God can create enough grant was big in the space shuttle. You just need a lot more going on in the written and produced when they produce little plans will ignite for collaborating with Ralph and will take you all because that was close close play that way and become the passion and you have it all. You look how quick your glasses all nourish you are all God has given you five problem find it but don't know where it is when you go to God every day you ask him to lunch you go to God and say firestarter ignite US God to ignite the fire what ever it is a doubly you will do cartwheels that may not be your personality trait doesn't mean that you will shout and scream because we are all different. It will mean you are lit and fit to be tied because your five and when you get hot enough of the folks around you will scorch because when you get fires loose five so God's richest blessings on you as you look within and find your passion because your passion is always design to lift your call right.
Dr. Tony ever encouraging you to let the Lord set fire to your faith just one of the powerful messages from his current series called for a purpose. This two-volume 12 lesson collection will help you find and fulfill God's unique plan for your life and right now when you make a donation to the urban alternative request. This complete series will be happy to send you a bonus.
A copy of Tony's popular book discover your destiny. Let God use you like he made you. As I mentioned earlier, we are offering this entire package is or thank you, when you support the ministry of Dr. Evans here on this station at around the world. This is a limited time offer so be sure to visit Tony up and start or today. You can also sign up for Tony's free weekly email devotional again that's Tony Evans.org or call our 24 hour resource request line at 1-800-800-3222 and let one of our friendly team members assist that's 1-800-800-3222 well as you've heard the urban alternative is celebrating 40 years of ministry this year so your support is an investment in an organization is been faithfully carrying the good news to a needy world for many years. Dr. Evans recently spoke about God's early calling on his life 1968, little church became part of the evangelistic crusade in Baltimore, led by an evangelist named BCM heart is organization was the Granville Gospel Fellowship was a tent crusade and I was 18-year-old working on this crusade with our church and on the first night he preached. He talked about being fully committed to being used of God and that night is when I sense God calling me to serve him. I really didn't got more involved in the crusade and got to know Sam Hart and then he sent me to Guyana South America to work on his crusade that was going on there which of course is where I met Lois so it was that crusade and 68 that started the ministry direction for me. Your support of the urban alternative makes possible the important work that continues even today so can contact us at 1-800-800-3220 2C thanks for your help by sending you called for a purpose and discover your destiny again. That's 1-800-800-3222 or you can make the arrangements firstname.lastname@example.org, it often seems like those you've accomplished the most for God had been through the worst life has to offer on Monday. Dr. Evans will explain how your painful experiences can be used to bless and build up the body of Christ I hope will be with the alternative with Dr. Tony ever brought to you by the urban alternative celebrating 40 years of faithfulness, thanks to the generous contributions of listeners like you