another relational passion killer is an isolated lifestyle.
listen, we were all made to live in relationships with other people. we were made to need others. that’s why one of the most cruel imprisonments is solitary confinement. you put somebody all by themselves, they think of it as a torture. why? because we were made to live with other people.
we’ve all seen what happens to a spouse when the other spouse dies and they all of a sudden begin to feel like, why should i even go on? what is there worth living for?
there’s plenty worth living for. GOD still has a purpose of your life. but you begin to feel because that person isn’t there that life isn’t worth living. the passion has gone from life.
sometimes you lose passion because you’re not getting any fellowship with other believers. you might be doing a lot. you might be at a lot of entertainment events. but you’re not getting any relationship time that increases and restores passion.
ecclesiastes 4.9-10 (niv), two are better than one. because if one falls down his friend can help him up. but pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up.
i love the bible! it’s such a simple, practical book. if you fall down it’s really good to have somebody there to help you up. some of you there’s nobody around to help you up. so when you fall down you have to struggle up all by yourself all the time.
the bible is saying get somebody around you who can help you. it helps you to keep the strength and passion that you and i need for everyday life.
just a thought from the front porch…