A Little Enthusiasm Goes a Long Way

Just imagine how far a LOT of enthusiasm can take you!

Do you remember the definition of en-THUSE? To enthuse is to put “thuse” in someone. Thuse comes from the Greek word theos, which is the word for God.

The original meaning of the word was to have some of God in you, which would lead to some evident signs that something “big is stirring around in you.”

Today, the word is more generally used to describe someone who is fired up with _________ (fill in the blank, but hopefully fill it with something good).

Here are two quotes worth pondering. The first, by the transcendentalist philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson, and the second witty insight from legendary coach Vince Lombardi.

I think of Jesus, who for the JOY set before him, endured the cross, despised its shame, won salvation for lost humanity, and now sits enthroned in heaven. He was FIRED with enTHEOS, the Spirit of God, to do the work of God, for the glory of God.

Now that’s passion. That’s purpose. That’s enthusiasm.

So, what is firing you? What are you enthused with, about, and for?

May you be enTHEOSed today.

Pastor Brian

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