It may sound easy, but it is not.
There is just so much that can be done during Summer, that it is almost paralyzing, when the time comes to make a plan for it. Take heart, and do not dismay; come with a plan for this time of the year, and stick to it.
It will be good for your own Spiritual Transformation.
A shared passion, or area of interest, is a powerful tool for understanding between different cultures, helping to overcome great obstacles like politics, economy, and language.
That is the main premise here, at fuelforyourpassion.com
And I was recently reminded of this reality by an article published in Poets & Writers. Keep reading to find out how a shared love for the written word helps alleviate the result of a bitter war.
Imagine a passion like this, restored by the power of God’s gospel, and fuel with grace, community, and proclamation of the good news.
As much fun as it is to pursue one’s Restored Passion, it is very important that we remember the main goal of such a pursue : to see God in action bringing Spiritual Transformation. And that transformation could start with a gospel conversation between you and some other person involved in your Connecting Point, or Small Community. Are you ready for that conversation?
What a difference a change in the calendar makes! Going from December to January is a big change, even when we are still in the same Fiscal Year. At any rate, here are some of my personal plans, for this 2013, in the pursue of my passions.
In one of the most important gatherings of the year – our Christmas party – I had the opportunity to talk to a lot of people. This time, starting a conversation was easier that ever, because I kept one of my passions at hand. Instead of just asking generic questions to start conversations, keeping my passion in the front burner allowed me to establish meaningful conversation with people I was meeting for the first time.
Much has been writing about what real community should be. According to some of those writings, real community is really hard to obtained in a culturally diverse setting, like ours.
I met Guy Kawasaki several years ago. And by ‘met’ I mean I’ve read some of the books he has written over the years. If you come to visit my church, or if you spend enough time around me, you will see how influential The Art of The Start has been in my ministry, for instance.
The more I learned about his newest book – APE Author * Publisher * Entrepreneur – the more I thought about purchasing it, once it was released, since it is one of my desires to put some of my personal experiences on writing, for the benefit of future generations of church planters. So, you can imagine my reaction when the opportunity came to review the book before it was generally available.
But, Why to review a book about how to become a published author here, in Fuel For Your Passion? I asked myself the same question. I was hoping that the entrepreneur section had something related to the pursue of one’s passion – which is one of the main topics of this blog – giving me a good angle to look at the book.
But that was not the case.