Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion. ~Martha Graham
When my boys were little all they talked about was Pokémon.
They knew the names of all the creatures and what each one could transform into if given the right circumstances. They had pretend Pokémon battles, hiding behind the sofa and jumping out to put the Pokémon into their special balls.
They even talked their grandmothers into playing Pokémon cards. None of us ever understood what we were doing, but being with Jonathan and Amos while they tried to explain was exciting. Their eyes shone, their words gushed forth like a Squirtle under pressure, and they couldn’t sit still.
They talked Pokémon, dreamed Pokémon, and played Pokémon.
Most people’s first thought in the morning is about work. The second most common thought upon rising is what errands need to be completed that day. Health and hygiene come to mind third most often. Women will likely think of friends and family next, while the men will think about food.
Many people turn to their phones for the weather, the news, a quick social media check. Some people head for the coffee pot. And all of us are made aware of our bladders.
Where does Christ fall in your line-up of the day’s thoughts?
The early church was being persecuted and ostracized. They were making a name for themselves by their good works.
But what did they do beyond that?
They never stopped talking.
Day after day, in the temple courts and from house to house, they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Messiah. Acts 5:42 NIV
Day after day, every place they went, the apostles and disciples kept talking. They just couldn’t help themselves.
They had found their passion.
What occupies your every thought?