Are You Serving with Enthusiasm?

“A son honors his father, and a servant his master. If then I am the Father, where is My honor? And if I am a Master, where is My reverence? Says the Lord of hosts to you priests who despise My name. Yet you say, ‘In what way have we despised Your name?’”

Malachi 1:6

Ponder This

Did you know you are a priest? First Peter 2:9 says, “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation.” We are priests. We’re to offer to the Lord sacrifices day-by-day, and we’re to do it with enthusiasm, not weariness. You may ask me, “Don’t you ever get tired? Don’t you ever get weary?” Yes, I get weary in the work, but I’ve never been weary of the work. I’m as excited today about serving Jesus Christ as I have ever been in my whole life. God knows I’m telling the truth. There is so much I love about serving the Lord Jesus Christ, and every day it gets sweeter.

I want you to keep the wonder in your worship. I want you to keep the fire in your faith. Jesus would rather have you cold than lukewarm. Why? At least a person who’s against Christ has enough respect for Him to be against Him. But a person who is lukewarm says, “I believe. I’m just not excited about it.” We come to church sometimes and yawn in the face of God. God says, “I’m a Father. Where is my honor?” That’s the reason why Jesus taught us to pray, “Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name” (Matthew 6:9). Let’s remember the God we serve, as we seek to honor Him today.

  • How have you lived out your role as one of God’s priests?
  • When do you struggle most with having enthusiasm as you serve God?

Practice This

Speak to another Christian who has joy in his or her walk with Jesus; ask that person for some words of wisdom and advice to keep faith growing.