“Passion and Enthusiam”
Are you passionate about your faith, your life, your family and your future? Hopefully you are but if your enthusiasm has diminished, it is now time to redirect your efforts and recharge your spiritual batteries. That means refocusing your priorities by putting God first.
Each day is an opportunity to serve God and to do His will. Are you enthused about life, or do you struggle through each day giving scarcely a thought to God’s blessings? Are you constantly praising God for His gifts, and are you sharing His message to the world? Are you excited about the possibilities for service that God has placed before you, whether at home, at work, or at church?
Nothing is more important than your whole-
hearted commitment to your Creator and to His only begotten Son. Your faith must never be an afterthought; it must be your ultimate priority, and your ultimate passion. When you become passionate about your faith, you will become passionate about your life.
By getting absolutely engrossed with spiritual deeds you will get out of yourself. Never settle for a lukewarm existence, instead, make the choice to become genuinely involved in doing God’s work. To live for Christ is to be passionate about our Lord and about our lives.
|We must focus on prayer as the main thrust to accomplish God’s will and purpose on Earth. The forces against us have never been greater, and this is the only way we can release God’s power to become victorious.|
PUTTING GOD FIRST
Have you made God your top priority by offering Him your heart, your soul, your talent, and your time? Or are you in the habit of giving God little more than a couple of hours on Sunday morning? The answer to these questions will determine, to a surprising extent, the direction of your days and the condition of your character.
As you contemplate your own relationship with God, remember that all of mankind is engaged in the practice of worship. Some choose to worship God and, as a result, reap the joy that He intends for His children to experience. Other people are stubbornly determined to do it their way, distancing themselves from God by worshiping such things as earthly passions or personal gratification, and when they do, they suffer.
In the book of Exodus, God warns to place no gods before Him (20:3). Yet all too often, we place our Lord in second, third, or fourth place as we worship the gods of pride, greed, power, or lust.
Does God rule your heart? Make certain that the honest answer to this question is a resounding yes. If you sincerely wish to build your character and your life on an unshakable foundation, you must put your Creator in first place.
God deserves first place in your life, and you deserve the experience of putting Him there.