Zeal: great energy or enthusiasm in pursuit of a cause or an objective.

God I pray that in 2016 zeal for your house will consume me! Jesus make me more like you. Help me remember to spend time with you each day. Help me hunger and thirst for time with you in the same way I crave food and water. God I want to be so full of love and patience and kindness that even people who know me have to stop and ask what’s different. I don’t want to waste any more time worrying about what people are going to think of me. I want to take risks and live/love boldly for you. On the days when I fail and fall back into this fear (because there will be days when I fail) help me get back up and rest in the truth of your love and grace. Let me not grow weary in running this race with you. I love you Lord and I am so thankful for your love for me. Thank you for sending Jesus to live a perfect life, to die on the cross for my sins and to be resurrected so I could have a relationship with you. There have been a lot of good things and people in my life over the past 23 years but none of them even comes close to my relationship with you! You never promised it would be easy, in fact you told us the opposite (John 16:33) but you did promise that you would never leave or forsake us and that nothing could separate your children from your love.

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