Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.
—Romans 12:11 NIV
The phrase “keep your spiritual fervor” is the meaning of an idiom in Greek that literally says “to boil in the spirit.” We are to be on fire with the Holy Spirit! That fire is the key to “never be lacking in zeal” and “serving the Lord.” Inspired, empowered, and filled with the Holy Spirit, we can be passionate for Jesus.
O God, I want to honor you in all I do. I want Jesus to be seen in my actions and speech. I want to reflect your righteous character and your gracious compassion, and I know that without the Spirit’s cleansing and power, I can’t do it. So fill me with your Spirit, cleanse my heart, and make it yours. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
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