I learned a new word —“passionary“. I know it is not a “real” word but I like it! Lord help me…help your people to be passionary!
Here is the paragraph where I came across this beautiful and descriptive word:
“…Paul’s spiritual psychology is instructive. He’s not a reluctant ‘missionary’ on assignment. He is what I call a ‘PASSIONARY‘. There is a huge difference between mission and passion. Mission is required; passion is acquired. Mission is duty; passion is delight. Mission says, ‘I HAVE to witness, passion says, ‘I GET to witness!’. If all you have is mission, that’s okay–It’s not hypocrisy to obey orders despite a deficiency of passion. But the more you ‘mish’, the more you will acquire the inner fire that Paul showed in Athens (See Acts 17)…Meditating on missions is meaningless without movement. When God stirs your spirit, He loosens your tongue, rattles your routine, and gets you off the couch”.– Chris Anderson in Gospel Meditations for Missions .
Lord, here I am, send me!