Monday, October 26, 2009

Zeal & Passion

I had the blessing of going home to Texas for the weekend and spend some awesome time with family. I left refreshed, a little sore from a 5K, and oh, so thankful. God is good, that's for sure.

The trip back was rough. It rained the whole drive in Texas, we hit a snow storm for the entire drive through New Mexico (these Texas girls don't know how to handle that, yet) and Michelle got pulled over (praise the Lord for no ticket! she winked her way out haha). Once we got to Colorado it cleared up for a bit so we pulled out a sermon to listen to (we still probably hit snow storms about every 45 mintues.yuck). I don't remember the speaker's name but she spoke about zeal & passion and it really jolted me.

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

It says never (NEVER!) be lacking in zeal... I've been struggling a lot with my inconsistent schedule of nannying, custom orders, working on my etsy shop(s), cooking, and keeping the house decent. I feel like I'm not making a difference anywhere and I'm just flat out bored. It's really hard to think that the Lord has me in this place for a reason. But the Word reminds us to keep our fervor, keep our zeal, keep our passion in all we do, serving the Lord throughout it all. Everything we do needs to be done with passion..with all the intensity that that word entails.

I need to be doing everything, whether its doing the dishes or serving on the praise team at church, with the most passion I have, in order to give God the glory He deserves. I should be excited at the opportunity to show Gunnison, Colorado the joy I have in Christ by my actions and ambitions. I could only hope that it would be a chain reaction and I could stir others into action by my attitude.

But I have raised you up for this very purpose, that I might show you my power and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth. Exodus 9:16

Proclaim Him today. Shamelessly & Passionately.

1 comment:

  1. hi, kim! did you ever think you would get a comment on your blog post two years later? haha. thank you for this post. i have been unemployed for two months, and, lately, i have been getting down about it. i must remember to keep pushing on and having zeal even when all i feel like doing is staring at the ceiling! thanks for writing!

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