ENTHUSIASM, “WORTH CONSIDERING” (Found in my mail.)
Today’s Scripture “You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace…” (Isaiah 55:12, NIV)
Living With Enthusiasm
The word “enthusiasm” comes from the Greek word “entheos.” “Theos” is God. When you’re enthusiastic, it simply means you are full of God. When you get up in the morning excited about your future, recognizing that day is a gift and go out with a spring in your step, pursuing your goals and passionate about life, then God will breathe in your direction. Studies tell us that people who are enthusiastic get better breaks. They’re promoted more often. That’s not a coincidence. When you’re full of passion, you have the favor of God.
Remember, God didn’t breathe His life into us to drag through the day. He didn’t create us in His image, crown us with His favor, and equip us with His power to just go through the motions of life. You may have had some setbacks, the wind may have been taken out of your sail, but this is a new day! God wants to breathe new life back into you. If you’ll get your fire back, get your passion back, the wind will start blowing once again. When you’re in agreement with God, He can cause the winds of favor to shift in your direction!
A Prayer for Today
“Heavenly Father, thank You for another sunrise, another day, another opportunity to praise You and pursue the dreams You’ve given me. Help me to stay filled with Your joy which is strength so I can serve You with my whole heart in everything that I do in Jesus’ name. Amen.”
There is possibly a dozen reasons why I should just trash this anti-depression note. This world is full of hooks and small threads that seem to hook into us to try to keep us down. And if we start counting them, pretty soon, we are in a do nothing pile of self pity. But I keep coming back to the fact that my Creator love me and has a beautiful plan for my life even at 86. that it is not over till it is over. That at even at my age I am learning things now that I could not have learned before now. I now have empathy and a love and understanding for old people like never before. There is a deeper level of patience in my life that would not have been possible till now. Seeking to become a Holy Man of God no longer seems an impossibility.
I was talking to the LORD the other day and a little depressed and HE started reminding me that it was not the stuff that was important for HIM but the changes in me to become like HIM. That HE was intent on prepping me to be able to make the shift to light speed so to be with HIM if I wanted to. He really wanted to introduce me into HIS eternal “Real Word” as opposed to the temporal time world in which I was now being tested and tried in. This helped me to get a different perspective on my daily walk. When I can not fined my cane, “so what?” When family lies to me, that is their problem, not mine. If my old house (body) that I live in springs a leak…. Hmmmm, after all, it is an old house, I will soon need a new one. Patch it up if I can but nothing to get depressed about as my Creator love me and has plans to give me a perfectly working new house when my testing is completed. And not only a new house but a perfect place to live that is without weeds and broken glass, sin and trash. So as I set my mind to consider the coming KINGDOM of GOD, that become what is important and something to really be enthusiastic about. The glitz of this world is truly temporary and mostly a lie anyway. Obviously we have badly trashed this world. It is no wonder that the Creator has told us that HE will give it a firey finally and make a new one for a people who are looking for HIS return with Enthusiasm and Expectancy. A people who want to live in righteousness. A people who have finished their course, passed their finals, kept the faith, and then receive their rewards. It is all in the “WORD OF GOD” if you are interested.
Yours, in HIS great love and wonderful grace and mercy, Ken<>< www.Trinity-Aloha.org
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