Learn how to nurture your spiritual fervour and take action on God’s behalf in your daily life. Discover the principles outlined in Romans 12:9-13 that can help you maintain your faith, show love, and make a lasting impact on the world around you.
Have you ever felt a surge of excitement and passion while reading the Bible or listening to a powerful sermon? It’s an incredible feeling, isn’t it? But here’s the thing – it’s not enough to just experience that spiritual fervour in the moment. We need to channel that energy into action, into doing something for God.
How to Keep Spiritual Fervour
In Romans 12:9-13, the apostle Paul provides us with guidance on how to maintain our spiritual fervour and spring into action on God’s behalf. He writes, “Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honouring each other. Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically. Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying. When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality.”
These verses remind us that nurturing our spiritual fervour requires more than just reading and listening. It’s about actively living out our faith and being moved to do something for God. So how can we put these principles into practice?
Cultivate Sincere Love
Firstly, we need to cultivate sincere love. Love is the foundation of our faith, and it should guide our actions. We must hate what is evil and cling to what is good. By aligning our hearts and minds with God’s love, we can make a positive impact on those around us.
Honour One Another
Secondly, we should be devoted to one another in love and honour others above ourselves. This means treating others with kindness, respect, and empathy. When we prioritise the well-being of others, we demonstrate the love of Christ and reflect his character.
Keep Your Spiritual Fervour
Thirdly, we must never be lacking in zeal but keep our spiritual fervour. This requires us to serve the Lord wholeheartedly, using the gifts and talents he has given us. Whether it’s volunteering, sharing the Gospel, or simply being a listening ear to someone in need, we can make a difference when we serve with passion.
Furthermore, we should be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer. These attitudes help us navigate the challenges of life with a steadfast faith. By staying connected to God through prayer and trusting in his promises, we can maintain our spiritual fervour even in difficult times.
Share With Those in Need
Lastly, we are called to share with those in need and practice hospitality. This involves extending a helping hand to those who are less fortunate and opening our hearts and homes to others. Through acts of generosity and hospitality, we demonstrate God’s love and create opportunities for meaningful connections.
Do Something Beautiful for God
Remember, it’s not enough to simply read the Bible or listen to sermons. Let’s be moved to do something for God, allowing our lives to be a reflection of his love and grace. By following the principles outlined in Romans 12:9-13, we can keep our spiritual fervour alive and make a lasting impact on the world around us.
How can you actively nurture your spiritual fervour and spring into action on God’s behalf in your daily life?
Battle Drill Daily Devotional Podcast This Week
This week on the Battle Drill Daily Devotional podcast, we examine what it means to never be lacking in zeal but keeping our spiritual fervour. How do we keep our spiritual passion strong? Each weekday we share hope and encouragement as we read and study the Bible together.
- Monday 22 January – Keep Your Spiritual Fervour Alive
- Tuesday 23 January – Never Be Lacking in Zeal: Keeping Your Spiritual Fervour Alive
- Wednesday 24 January – What Does Spiritual Fervour Mean? A Lifestyle Transformed
- Thursday 25 January – How to Keep Spiritual Fervour: Springing into Action on God’s Behalf
- Friday 26 January – The Power Behind Our Spiritual Fervour
There’s a new episode of Battle Drill Devotional every Monday through Friday.
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