Enthusiastic Devotion

I have never thought of myself as a lazy person.

My parents are, and always have been, hard working people.  They do not believe in missing work nor do they believe in half-hearted efforts.  So, I have always strived to do things well.

But, lately, I have gotten lazy…in my spiritual walk. I’m not sure how it happened, but I have allowed other areas of my life to overwhelm me and overshadow Him.

I was recently told something that has really made me stop and think.  If your Christian walk has become drudgery to you, you are not going about it in the right way.  Without the right attitude, the actions mean nothing.

Paul said it like this.

Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically, as something done for the Lord and not for men. – Colossians 3:23 HCSB

When was the last time I was enthusiastic about something that did not involve reality television or cheesecake?

We must be passionate in our pursuit of Christ.  We must be intentional in our study of His Word.  We must be enthusiastic in our devotion.

Maybe that is why we are to welcome the kingdom of God like a little child (Luke 18:17.) Aren’t children just enthusiastic about everything?  I pray that it would be so for me.


me and buxStacy Edwards (@sjedwards) is a trucker’s daughter and a pastor’s wife. She is a freelance writer and a homeschooling mom to four fabulous little girls. Stacy blogs at Servant’s Life where she uses her words to point others to the hope and encouragement found in Christ. If you need her, she’s probably hiding in the bathroom.


  1. That’s a great question!