In a spiritual context, zeal is simply another word used for passion, or fire. Sadly, too many people today have lost their passion and enthusiasm for God and life. At one time, they were excited about their dreams, and woke up every day with purpose and passion. But now, because time has passed and theyâ€™ve experienced disappointments, theyâ€™re not as excited about those dreams anymore. Theyâ€™ve lost their fire, zeal or passion!
Itâ€™s time to get you fire back, God wants you to live with passion! You werenâ€™t meant to live a stagnant, unexciting, ordinary life. You serve an extraordinary God, and you are called to be a reflection of Him. Just like the apostle Paul told Timothy, we have to fan the flame!
Today, life can be very routine. We have to be motivated to keep things fresh. We have to put forth effort to stay passionate about our jobs, relationships, and our God. Every day we need the Holy Ghost to stir us up and fan the flames! In other words, say to God, donâ€™t let my fire go out. Please stay passionate about your life and the dreams God has placed on the inside of you!
â€œNever be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervour, serving the Lord.â€ (Romans 12:11, NIV)
Yahweh, thank You for the fire and passion Youâ€™ve placed in me, and Your Word which is truth that sets me free. Father, at times when my enthusiasm goes, help me to stir up the passion in my heart, so that I can stay on fire for You. God, thank You for guiding and directing my steps, so that I can embrace every dream, promise and purpose You have for me, in Christâ€™s Name! Amen.Â