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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!
Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.
This powerful command from the pen of St. Paul is all about ENERGY in the church. Paul emphasized to all “Followers Of Jesus” that what is so attractional about the Christian Faith is the ZEAL, or ENERGY, exhibited by its followers. Religion is often typified as “Boring Ritual.” “Followers of Jesus,” on the other hand, are commanded to live this way: “Zeal ON, Boredom OFF!”
I’ve had the opportunity to witness for Jesus, of my Christian faith, in many “Houses of Worship” around the world. I’ve been in lots of churches that are DEAD. Boredom rules! The smell of nurseries past has seeped into the sanctuary, where more empty chairs can be counted than people. They forgot years ago that their daily practice was to be: “Zeal ON, Boredom OFF!” What happens to boring TV shows? They get canceled. What happens to boring TV commercials? People take a bathroom break. What happens to boring churches? It depends on how heavily they’re ENDOWED. But I can tell you this, we “Followers of Jesus” who put “Zeal ON” and take “Boredom OFF” every day will always be in business.
This AM I choose to keep my Zeal for You. I choose to keep my Spiritual Fervor. For me, it will always be … “Zeal ON, Boredom OFF!” Amen