En Theos: Full of God

Emma brought many sweet devotions to our Challenge B table this year.  One that comes to mind was in Second Semester, Week 10, when she talked about the word “Enthusiasm” from the 30 Character Qualities and Romans 12:11, “Don’t be lazy in showing your devotion but use your energy to serve the LORD” (God’s Word Translation). She taught us that the word “Enthusiasm comes from the Greek words “en” and “theos” meaning “full of God” and that “Enthusiasm doesn’t just mean be excited about something but it means to be completely engrossed in it.”  Mark 12:30 states, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.”  In sharing this verse, Emma said, “God doesn’t want us to be merely excited about Him, He wants us to be engaged all the time.” She concluded, “Being enthusiastic isn’t always easy

(Galatians 6:9).  We are called to be enthusiastic for God because not only will it help us to be better Christians, it will point others to Christ.”

Enthusiasm

Emma’s devotion

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