Monday, April 14, 2008


Yes, LORD, walking in the way of Your laws, we wait for you;
Your name and renown are the desire of our hearts. Isaiah 26:8

We returned yesterday from Atlanta where we attended the Passion Conference. Passion is a movement started by Louie Giglio to minister to college students. These conferences are all about developing leaders within that age group. We were with 9,500 mostly college-age kids (see picture above). Yes, I felt really old, but the conference was incredible!

At the beginning of the weekend, they mentioned that Isaiah 26:8 (shown above) has been and will continue to be the inspiration behind Passion. They exist to make Jesus famous.

Wow! A pretty simple statement, but what a great mission statement! They exist to make Jesus famous.

I have really been thinking a lot about this all weekend. I thought about all the times I have done things for other reasons, especially to please myself (which is most of the time!). I am going to try to keep this mission statement at the forefront of all I do.

Will you join me in doing this yourself? What would happen if we lived our lives with that singleness of purpose, to make Jesus famous? What would happen if we did this in all areas of our life, even at work? We could change the world!


Rick said...

"They exist to make Jesus famous.
... Will you join me in doing this yourself?"

I'm in.
26.2 - All glory and honor to Jesus Christ in heaven for seeing me through this race. I couldn't have done it without Him, or his people, like you Jim, praying for me. :)

Jim Lange said...

Awesome! I can't think of too many people I'd rather be joined by!

I am so proud of you for your run. We flew in yesterday from Atlanta and were greeted by snow. I thought of how difficult it had to be for you.

But because you are the tough guy I know you are, I knew you would do great!

I truly am proud of you!

See you soon!