New Living Translation (NLT)
6 Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me. 7 If you had really known me, you would know who my Father is. From now on, you do know him and have seen him!” 8 Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied.”
Each day, each hour, each moment
We are oozing
But unlike a boat with a tiny leak
We are not taking on water
We are oozing out
We ooze whatever is inside
Yes, we all ooze even love
But what is our main essence?
What do we most exude into the world?
And just how much?
Is our spirit trickling or do we pour out ourselves into the world?
What is the size of the hole in your heart?
Does your spirit flood out as if to try and drowned the world
In whatever it is that makes up your inner self
Or are you content to ooooozzze.
To ration out your emotions, your passions, your inspirations
Nelson Mandela said, “”There is no passion to be found playing small–in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”
Nicolas Sparks said, “The saddest people I’ve ever met in life are the ones who don’t care deeply about anything at all. Passion and satisfaction go hand in hand, and without them, any happiness is only temporary, because there’s nothing to make it last.”
T. D. Jakes said, “It is your passion that empowers you to be able to do that thing you were created to do.”
So let us live our lives with passion. Let us pour out our beings into whatever it is that we believe, never settling to simply “ooze” out life in dribbles and drabs, having no real passion either inside or out.
Fill us up to overflowing with a passion for You. Let us not sit back and wait on others to do the Kingdom’s work. Make of us vessels and workers worthy of our pay. Thank You for every blessing, every kindness, every purpose laid before us. may we take hold of each and every one and turn it into our passion.