Zealous


ZZ is for zealous

We made it to Z! I have enjoyed the A to Z Blogging Challenge as we explored who we are in Christ through the alphabet.  The challenge was to post one post a day through the month of April (not counting Sundays). I’m finishing a couple of days behind, but thankful to be crossing the finish line.

So, last but not least – Zealous

Zealous: Fervent, passionate, devoted, excited, intense

Zeal has been a natural result of letting my mind simmer in who I am in Christ.  I get so excited and overwhelmed at who God is and what He’s done for me, I just want to shout it from the mountain tops.  I realize you all might not be mountain top shouters, and that’s OK too. Zeal takes as many shapes are there are personalities.  Sometimes zeal is handwritten note to a hurting friend or a silent prayer. Whatever shape, zeal is an outpouring of a heart that feels loved and cherished, and is abiding in Jesus.

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.” Deut 6:5

Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Rom. 12: 10-12

We started the month looking to find our worth in Jesus – not what we do. We saw that we are:

Adopted
Beloved
Chosen
Direct Access
Engraved
Friend
Grace
Holy
Instructed
Justified
Kept
Liberated
Meek
New Creation
Off Shoot
Protected
Quieted
Rest
Sound mind
Taught
Unashamed
Valuable
Wise
Xenolith
Yielded
Zealous

Phew! What a journey!  Thank you for walking it with me.  I pray you feel loved beyond measure – I know I do. As we end our time together, I would like to close by praying this prayer from Ephesians 3:12-19 over you.

 

 For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.

 Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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kellygriffiths
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While I appreciate the fact that you have quotes, Bible verses, visuals, and videos because variety is the spice of life (and makes it interesting!), YOUR words speak right to me, like we’re having coffee together. Like this gem: “Whatever shape, zeal is an outpouring of a heart that feels loved and cherished, and is abiding in Jesus.” What a gorgeous truth!

Nancy
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Thank you. You refresh my soul. Thank you for sticking with me to the end!

kellygriffiths
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Because you do everything with zeal for God, especially writing, I nominate you for the Ewonderhub Blogger Award! (I didn’t come up with that name, but I am excited, as it’s my first award.) To accept, follow the directions at the end of my post. Love ya! 🙂 https://kellygriffiths.wordpress.com/2016/05/22/be-the-comment-you-want-to-see-in-the-world/.

Nancy
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Thank you – I’m honored!

jacquelineobyikocha
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This is beautifully enriching 🙂

Nancy
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Thank you for your encouragement! Have a blessed day!

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