Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. (Rom 12:11-12)
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. (Gal 6:9)
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters . . . (Col 3:23)
It’s not a bad idea to pray for enthusiasm for your spiritual life! The verses above show us the importance of spiritual zeal. Zeal means passion, or intensity.
The word “enthusiasm” is from the Greek enthusiasmoms. It means inspired by God. Our Christian walk will get stale and boring if we are not inspired by God on a daily basis. One way we can receive inspiration is to read the Bible daily. Another way would be to spend time in the presence of God, not just in prayer, but also listening for His voice. If you’re willing to hear from God, He will surely give you His insight, wisdom, and revelation knowledge.
Another great way to maintain your passion for the Lord, is to praise and worship Him regularly. You can listen to good CDs and join along in song. Or you can go to your prayer closet and have a heart to heart session of praising God and thanking Him for His many blessings.
There are some great online venues for ongoing praise and worship you can check out, as well.
As you seek the Lord and His will for you, and keep your ears open for His voice, you will realize that these disciplines will assist you in maintaining your spiritual zeal and energy. Don’t be surprised to feel your faith and trust in God growing as you do. God bless you.