Toni KingGreetings, Dear Ones!

According to Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Nothing great is ever accomplished in life without enthusiasm.” So, let your Power of Zeal loose on your dreams and aspirations! Why not have everything you desire in your life? Using Zeal to transform roadblocks into open pathways is a do-able mode of transportation to the future you want.

Sometimes it’s easy to lose your enthusiasm and find yourself in a lack-luster frame of mind. Day to day living can sometimes become hum-drum if you’re not moving toward something that excites you. So, what excites you?! Bring God into the center of THAT and watch your life manifest around you as you learn to use Zeal to dissolve whatever is holding you back.

The word enthusiasm comes from two Greek words. The word en which means “in” and the word theos, which is Greek for “God.” To be enthusiastic means to be “in God.” When you recognize that you are “in God”, your enthusiasm – or Zeal – can carry toward that which excites you (A Closer Walk With God).

Because isn’t what excites you really an out-picturing of the Christ that you’re holding in your heart? Whatever we have passion for is that God-within saying “Yes!” Manifesting a life that excites you is in direct correlation with developing a life-affirming relationship with the Christ within. When we develop that Closer Walk, we are developing Zeal.

The Apostle Paul tells us how to be enthusiastic in Romans 12:11-12, “Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”


Toni King
Spiritual Advisor, Unity of the Sierra