Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Read: Roman 12:11 & Mark 5:19-20
“Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit: serving the Lord” (Romans 12:11 KJV)
As we serve the Lord in whatever He has given us to do, we need to keep the zeal or passion for it. It is this ‘passion’ that keeps us going when it seems too much or ‘fruitless’. There are many times of testing and stretching when we are serving the Lord.
There have been many times like these in our own lives. We felt there was not much ‘fruit’ produced in what we were doing for the Lord, and we wanted to be moving on and doing more. Sometimes we felt we are not making much difference. But the ‘passion’ we had within us, kept us going. We need to keep the zeal, no matter how frustrating it can be at times. Keep the passion burning as you serve the Lord. If we have experienced Jesus’ power in our lives, we should enthusiastically share the good news with zeal to those around us (Mk. 5:19-20). When you lead people to Christ, have the zeal to stand by them to help them (Gal. 4:19).
Never be lazy; work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically (Rom. 12:11).
When Paul met Jesus Christ (Gal. 1:13-14) his life changed. He then directed all his energy towards building up the Christian church. Don’t lose the zeal.
Prayers: Dear Lord, give me a fervent spirit to serve you with zeal towards building up the Christian faith and helping others grow.
PEACE ON EARTH !
(From ‘The Voice of Christ Today, 2014 Edition’ Daily Inspiration for Personal and Family Devotion, Page 63. A publication of The World International Sacred Peace Movement, Grouped Soul).