1 Thessalonians 3:8
Your strong standing in the Lord gives us such zest for life. (Mirror Bible)
Is your excitement for your life in Christ evident?
When you talk about your salvation experience, do you get excited all over again? Is the smile on your face so big you can’t contain it? Do you run to serve? Do you answer questions before a person can ask them? Do you give your testimony ever chance you get? The Psalmist had one way of sharing it.
Psalm 34: 1-3 I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. 2 My soul shall make her boast in the Lord: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad. 3 O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together. (KJV)
We also used to sing a song in church. Here are the lyrics:
When I think of His goodness, and what He’s done for me. When I think of His goodness, and how He set me free, I can dance, dance, dance, dance, dance, dance, dance, all night long. We would exchange dance for praise, sing, shout, spin etc. (When I think about Jesus, Benjamin Dube)
Thinking of who God is and what He has done should cause so many joyous emotions to overflow. You should celebrate and have an enthusiasm for your life in Christ.
1 Peter 1:8 You love him passionately although you have not seen him, but through believing in him you are saturated with an ecstatic joy, indescribably sublime and immersed in glory. (The Passion Translation TPT)
Your excitement should be evident and encouraging to believers and non-believers alike.
Please agree with me as I pray:
Father, when I think about Your mercy, Your goodness, Your blessings, and Your favor towards me; I am overwhelmed and excited. I want the excitement I feel to be like the clothes I wear. I want to show Your glory when people see me; when they talk to me; and when they watch how I deal with situations. I want Your love to shine through me as evidence and acknowledgment of Your existence in this world as well as in my life. I want to show my gratitude, in the way I live, for all You have done, all that You are doing and all You will do. My appreciation comes from the things I know about You and what You’ve done for me. There are so many more things I know nothing about, but You do and I am grateful for those as well. You designed and ordained my life. I want to live every day like a student waiting for graduation: excited and grateful…