“My heart pounds within me, I cannot keep silent. For I have heard the sound of the trumpet; I have heard the battle cry” (Jeremiah 4:19)
This is the passion that I want burning within me for God and the advance of His Kingdom. My heart will pound to the proportion of how clearly I discern the sound of the trumpet and the battle cry. It is Jesus, the Head of the Church and the armies of God, who blasts the trumpet and raises this battle cry. That is what compelled the apostle Paul to persevere and keep announcing the good news from city to city across the Roman world (2 Cor. 5:14). It is Christ’s love for the broken and unreached that must be the compelling force of my life and ministry as well if I am to stay the course and make an impact for the glory of God.
So God, make my heart pound with a holy passion and stir me so I cannot be silent. Revive my soul so I can remain sensitive to your trumpet call and battle cry. Lead me so I can lead others into the mystery of your love and the activity of your Kingdom come. Amen.