Mark 12:30 says to
"Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind & strength". In the Message translation, the words 'passion, prayer, intelligence & energy' are used. We believe that people are needing to rediscover God and the freedom that comes to us through Jesus Christ. But so many fall short of the full blessing that is for all of us to enjoy. If we could love God with all our PASSION, then our worship would be with a whole heart focused & dedicated to Him. If we could love God with all our PRAYER, then we would know He is our Father and as a good Father, we have a healthy, wonderful, blessing-filled relationship with Him. If we could love God with all our INTELLIGENCE, then we would not be afraid of those doubts or tough questions that can sometimes inhibit our spiritual development. And, if we could love God with all our ENERGY, we would then know that our service to Him is valuable & meaningful & is in proper balance with the other 3 ways we can show our love for Him.
Show me a church that is free to love God with all their PASSION, PRAYER, INTELLIGENCE & ENERGY, and I believe we are looking at a healthy church, a church that we all should want to be a part of!