Enthusiasm: “The word enthusiasm is derived from two little Greek words, en and theos, with theos being the Greek word for God. So “enthusiasm” literally means, in its root concept, “full of God.” Maybe that’s why enthusiastic people are so often creative and joyful! You can read more here from Guide Post.
Also, according to the character Journal. ” Enthusiasm is a word derived from the Greek, meaning “to have God inside”. Because God is a God of power and energy, the term is often associated with fervor and zeal. You can read that article Here.
It’s how we feel when we are excited or energized. We often feel positive about something, or someone like Christ and serving him. Weather completing a goal or task, or receiving an unexpected visit, call or gift from someone…
So since we feel excited or energized, our breathing and heart rate increase. Sometimes it causes us to move, yes move as in our bodies. Examples? Okay, what I mean is when you’re proudly sitting in the audience of your kids pageant play and it’s over you are going to clap, and maybe even whistle because he or she has done a good job and you are excited.
You’re sitting in church, and the worship singers start to sing, your church may have the words projected on a screen of some sort. You start to sing, you hear the worship team singing and those around you. What do you do? Well I know for me, I feel enthusiastic and excited to praise God, I sing, clap and okay, I sway too.
It’s that eagerness, fervor and zeal we feel for Christ, our families, and things he has led us to accomplish, complete, receive, or bless us with.
Enthusiasm is an outward action from what has excited us on the inside. Also, in most cases it’s contagious so others around you will catch your enthusiasm.
“Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst?”1 Corinthians 3:16 (NIV)
” Do not get drunk with wine, for that is wickedness (corruption, stupidity), but be filled with the [Holy] Spirit and constantly guided by Him. Speak to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, [offering praise by] singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord; always giving thanks to God the Father for all things, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; being subject to one another out of reverence for Christ.Ephesians 5:18-21 (AMP)
” On the last day, the climax of the festival, Jesus stood and shouted to the crowds, “Anyone who is thirsty may come to me! Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart.’’ (When he said “living water,” he was speaking of the Spirit, who would be given to everyone believing in him. But the Spirit had not yet been given, because Jesus had not yet entered into his glory.)”John 7:37-39 (NLT)
This post is part of the #write28days challenge I am participating in February 2021.