Daily Devotion

Zealous & Vigorous

Aggressiveness takes a fair doze of zeal and vigour. Passion is the active ingredient in zeal. Inject passion into your work and that will surely be zeal at work. Zeal is an aggressive passion. Something that moves you. Motivates you and causes you to go the extra mile. Vigour and vitality are crucial to survival and growth. Paul was zealous and passionate about the gospel as an ambassador of the Lord. He left no stone unturned. Going beyond the call of duty, he was very vigorous with his mission to win souls. “Woe unto me if preach not the gospel” he boldly declared. Paul was unleashed, aggressively taking the gospel to the ends of the earth. Zeal and vigour will cause you to climb every mountain and cross every valley for the sake of your passion. Are you zealous and vigorous?

The Jewish Passover was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the Temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, as well as moneychangers sitting at their tables. After making a whip out of cords, he drove all of them out of the Temple, including the sheep and the cattle. He scattered the coins of the moneychangers and knocked over their tables. Then he told those who were selling the doves, “Take these things out of here! Stop making my Father’s house a marketplace!” His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for your house will consume me.”

Dear God, set my heart on fire for you and your kingdom. Give me a passion for life and what you have predestined for me. Holy Spirit ignite my life with your eternal flame. May you fire burn deep in my bones so I may be zealous and vigorous for you and for life. In Jesus’ name. Amen

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