Romans 12:11 says, “Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor serving the Lord.” The Bible tells you to be passionate about your life and what you are doing with your life. In one verse there are three very clear statements about what you should be doing with your life.

If we do these things then we will be passionate and life will be good. We should be enthusiastic about our life’s purpose. Zeal means enthusiasm. It means excitement. Purpose always produces passion in a person. That is what will make you enthusiastic. That is what will make you passionate. Much of life is routine. It just is. You have to clean the house, you have to buy groceries, you have to fill up the gas tank. Zeal is what lifts your life out of the routine.

To have fervor means being wholehearted. You have to put your whole heart into your walk with the Lord. You can’t be half-hearted you have to give everything you are to Jesus. What God wants from us is a wholehearted response, a wholehearted following after him. Following not out of a sense of duty, but out of love, appreciation and excitement. Love because God has done so much for us, appreciation for all of his goodness and blessings and excitement about what God is doing in and through your life.

The Bible tells us something else we need to be passionate and that is to serve others. We need to have a passion about serving other people. Life is good when you help other people. We are blessed to be a blessing. Are you blessing other people? How is it that you are serving? You need to be serving in some way. It is a part of the reason God placed you on this earth. God has something important for you to do. Helping other people, serving them, using your gifts and talents in a way that bless other people. Zeal, spiritual fervor and serving others will always bring passion into your life.


About Rick McDaniel

Rick McDaniel is a noted author, international communicator and church leader. He is the founder/senior pastor of Richmond Community Church in Richmond, Virginia. The church is known for its contemporary and innovative services and has a worldwide reach through McDaniel has earned three degrees including an advanced degree from Duke University and is the author of​ six​​ books including his latest "Turn Your Setbacks Into Comebacks." He has traveled and spoken at conferences and churches worldwide spanning six continents.

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