Tonight, the during the last service of the missions conference at Harvest Baptist Church in Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania, I had the privilege to sing "A Passion for Thee" for the offertory.
A passion for Thee
Oh, Lord, set a fire in my soul
And a thirst for my God!
Hear Thou my prayer
Lord, Thy power impart
Not just to serve
But to love Thee with all of my heart.
After I finished singing, Pastor Kurt Skelly made some insightful remarks about the message of the song- the fact that our service for God should flow from a sincere love for Him. Then, he made the most profound statement concerning true service for God that I have ever heard.
"True service for God is not about output; true service for God is about outflow."
How true this is.