Scripture for Today: Romans 12:11 “Never be lacking in zeal but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.”
I am amazed at all the energy drinks flooding the market! The amount of sugar and caffeine they contain can have you flying high all day. They promise mental and physical stimulation. Some even purport to increase muscle strength and endurance, although there is no scientific proof to support the claim. There are some concerns over possible health risks so I personally don’t drink them. I am more into coffee which as the saying goes, “makes people do stupid things faster and with more energy.”
Would that spiritual energy could be found in a simple drink! Today’s verse encourages believers to be zealous in their service to the Lord. Our spiritual fervor is to be high so as to persevere and not give up when the hard times come. We are to keep fueled, tanked up, or aflame, not burning out. That enthusiasm we started with is to continue pushing us forward.
How do I keep to that level of zeal? How do I resist lagging behind and taking it easy? When I do not see results from my service, I lose my enthusiasm. When I do not see that it makes much difference, I can easily lose heart. There is only one way to be refueled and rediscover that joy and motivation to serve Him. It is by asking for the Spirit’s filling (Eph. 5:18). His filling gives me strength to keep on keeping on! His power provides that excitement and motivation to advance His agenda today. His filling even helps me to face Mondays!
I do not need to fill up with an energy drink. I need to fill up with His Spirit! Thank you Lord, for being the source of my zeal and fervor.
April 26, 2016 at 9:06 am
I have such a hard time putting my trust and dependence in the Lord. I just want to be self-dependent and in charge. How much I miss by not going directly to Jesus for His strength, wisdom, guidance, and understanding. My prayer is for that kind of enthusiasm.
April 26, 2016 at 9:09 am
Yes! My prayer too!