What is Your PASSION? by Kay Carey

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Have you thought about this question long and hard lately? If you haven’t had an opportunity to mull over this question, it would be worth pondering. I will share my answer.  I am passionate about living a life which pleases the Lord. In fact, this is my epitaph which I came up with about 15 years ago. Once or twice a year, I take a look at my tomb stone sketched on paper examining my life with the epitaph - “She lived a transparent life which pleased the Lord.”  Often times I fail to please the Lord, but having the end of my life in mind helps me to focus my devotion toward God’s purpose for me. And that is to glorify Him through my life—a living testimony of His saving grace and love.

Since I returned to the States from overseas missions due to health  issues, my passion has been to help people (young and not so young) in our church to be aware and join what God has been doing globally in order to know Him and make Him known.  By taking risks, stepping out of our comfort zone, God can make us experience more of Him in our lives. In fact, this was what God did in my life when I relinquished my right to hold onto my dreams and plans for my life…that’s how I became an overseas missionary which, until then, I couldn’t even fathom because of the limited mobility issue I have had all my life.

Probably many of you can still remember the missions conference called “PASSION for the Nations” held at our campus in 2010. About 700 people participated and they represented 110 churches and organizations at the last PFN. This time, it will be held in El Monte next month (March16-17). It’s been a joy and privilege to be part of the leadership for the conference since 2010.  I hope and pray that you will visit the website (www.passionfornations.org) or stop by the Outreach table to pick up the brochure for the details. 

I challenge you to ask God if he wants you to come and hear what many Christian leaders have to say about being passionate about what God is passionate about. Come and find out how you can be His witness in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and to the ends of the earth. 

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According to Webster’s dictionary, passion applies to an emotion that is deeply stirring or ungovernable. It also implies energetic and unflagging pursuit of an aim or devotion to a cause. 

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