Render service with enthusiasm, as to the Lord. (Ephesians 6:7 NRSV)
Do you know the derivation of the word "enthusiasm?" It literally means, "in God." When anyone was really roused, it was assumed in ancient times that a god had possessed him. This possession was "enthusiasm," from the Greek ENTHUSIASMOS; en theos (a god within).
It has been said, "Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm." Your church would not continue its ministry into this century without enthusiasm.
A minister was showing a friend around his church, and, referring to the sound system, said, "We have a number of dead spots in this church." The clergy friend said, "So do we all, brother, so do we all."
Enthusiasm is one attitude we can all adopt to our benefit, as we serve our master and savior.
Dear God, may I use the enthusiasm you have given me to make a difference today. Amen.
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