Luke 3:15-16 NIV - 15 The people were waiting expectantly and were all wondering in their hearts if John might possibly be the Messiah. 16 John answered them all, “I baptized you with water. But he who is more powerful than I will come, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
The best single word to describe John the Baptist is the word “passion.” John’s passion began even before he was born by leaping in his mother’s womb when Mary spoke of her pregnancy. His passion for God grew so great before he began his public ministry, he lived alone in the desert, eating locusts and wild honey. John needed passion to fulfill his God given calling. He felt consumed with his mission and urgently tried to prepare the way for Jesus!
Passion makes for an effective ministry. Passionate leaders are adept at sparking creativity, innovation, and excitement in others. You should be able to inspire greatness while silencing disruptive changes within your ministry and work. Passionate leadership involves developing a deep connection with your purpose in business and life. We have entered into a new year. Now the question is, What can you do to develop the passion you have to bring honor and glory to His kingdom?
Lord, as John the Baptist exemplified true passion in paving the way for you, we ask that you allow us to have that same passion for your people, your church, our personal and professional lives, and for the ministries we serve. May we bring glory and honor to your Holy name in everything we do, because everything we do, we do for you! Amen.