Today begins our 28-day journey to Passion 2007. Each day I will either post the devotion or a direct link will be available on the right hand side of the blog to the daily devotion. Please take time to read them. If you miss a day, don’t worry! We’re just starting to prepare our hearts for Passsion. So I now present to you the first devotion:
28 Day Prayer Journey To Passion 07
Day 1. Begin.
It’s possible that the most profound words in all of scripture are the four that open its very first sentence: In the beginning, God. Without them we are reduced to chance. Yet with them we see meaning in the fabric of creation. And because of them, we are properly found.
Modern discovery seems to affirm more and more that “something” started it all, affirming the sense of eternity we have in our souls, and pointing us back to these words and their description of a Beginner who created it all. Yet, stuck in the middle of life we can forget that there is a composer about whom the story unfolds. Life did not begin with us, but with an infinite Maker who chose to invite you and me into the beautiful world of Him. Thus, it’s not all about me today. Rather, I am all about Him.
Everything begins and ends with God. So as we start this 28-day journey to Passion 07 together, let’s begin with Him.
God, you are the begging of life and the beginning of me.
You are the beginning of this journey we are on.
And You are the end we seek.
We want more than a conference, more than an event.
You are the starter of life and the instigator all that satisfies.
Everything we have and are has come from You.
We want to meet You here.
We want to know You more.
We want to feel Your embrace and know the hope of beginning again.
We want to breathe Your life.
And we want to show the world how great You are.
Father, be the beginning of something new and real in my heart today. In Jesus name, Amen.
“Now devote your heart and soul to seeking the LORD your God. Begin to build the sanctuary of the LORD….”