“4 Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; 5 and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; 6 and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone.”
I Corinthians 12:4-7
What is your life’s passion? What gives you that deep, deep joy?
When I think of passion I think of Bob Argabright with OakGrove School. When I think of passion I think of Anne Burch with CrossOver Ministry. When I think of passion I think of Shaw and Ann Marie Blackmon and their work with youth of all ages. I think of Angela Verdery and her work with our Upward program this year. I think of Tom and Pam Rocklhold with their work with Doorways. I think of Dan and Lola Nichols and Terri Royster with their work at Feed More.
When you are in the midst of your passion, you don’t feel like you’re working. Your inner sense of happiness takes over and you quickly discover that any “task” becomes ministry.
This past Sunday in worship Sandy Cain shared that her passion of creating has found a home with our Trinity Stitchers, a group of women who meet monthly to create several items – prayer quilts, prayer shawls, tote bags for UMCOR kits, walker bags and baby slings just to name a few. In its beginnings 10 years ago, Bernice Chattin and Janet Hill had a passion to bring this ministry into being. Ten years later this ministry is reaping the words of others who have a similar passion.
Let us use our many gifts for the building up of God’s kingdom. As our gifts find expression, we will find our passion take hold, and joy as our ministry is realized.
Paula Cadden for Judy Oguich
*Today’s devotion was written by Judy Oguich, but she was unable to film it this week, so our own Paula Cadden stepped in and filmed it for her and for you. This is just one demonstration of the “passion” our staff has for each other and for the work we do at Trinity.