Day 7 – A Servant’s Heart

Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.
Romans 12:11

Screen Shot 2017-03-07 at 5.56.55 AMDid you know that the word enthusiastic means full of God? When God tell us never to lack zeal or enthusiasm – He is telling us to always be full of him {God}. Be full of God. What are God’s characteristics, and how can we be full of them? Loving, strong, passionate, fair, fearless, zealous, compassionate, steadfast, and so much more. Enthusiastic people are game changers. They are world shakers. They are passionate leaders.They are eager to tackle whatever tasks lie before them, and they are on a mission to persuade everyone around them to do the same. Are they often in a state of negativity? No way. When you are truly full of God there isn’t room for negativity. How is it possible to serve God with zeal when we are constantly being pulled this way and that way? How can we be enthusiastic when we are absolutely exhausted and can barely put one foot in front of the other ? 2 Corinthians 12:9 states, “But He said to me, My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” I am so thankful for that truth. As a working mom that totes kids from place to place, some days I am just smooth exhausted. It’s hard to be zealous when you can barely keep your eyelids open. As modern day moms, our minds are constantly spinning. We are rushed, overwhelmed, and by Friday afternoon we are downright lethargic. But thank God for this truth – when we are weak and exhausted, God is strong. When we can’t put one foot in front of the other, God says let me carry you. God is lifting us up. God can and will place in our hearts the joy and zeal to do whatever tasks He is calling us to complete, and we can do these things with excitement because we know God’s promises will be fulfilled. We can serve others with excitement because we know that Heaven is waiting. We can keep going day by day because we know that God is in us. We are full of God. We are called to be enthusiastic. We are going to work as hard as we can to make God’s kingdom bigger, and we are going to have a huge smile on our face all the way to the finish line.

Dear God, today give me that extra pep in my step that I need to keep working enthusiastically for you. When I grow weary please send me a gentle reminder of what the end goal is – to expand your Kingdom. To do that I need to be a light to others around me. I need to be excited about Heaven. I need to be excited to serve. Amen.

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