God's Holy Fire: 'On Fire in the Spirit'

Saturday, August 6, 2022

Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.
— Romans 12:11 NIV

Key Thought

The phrase "keep your spiritual fervor" is the meaning of an idiom in Greek that literally says "to boil in the spirit." We are to be on fire with the Holy Spirit! That fire is the key to "never be lacking in zeal" and "serving the Lord." Inspired, empowered, and filled with the Holy Spirit, we can be passionate for Jesus.

Today's Prayer

O God, I want to honor you in all I do. I want Jesus to be seen in my actions and speech. I want to reflect your righteous character and your gracious compassion, and I know that without the Spirit's cleansing and power, I can't do it. So fill me with your Spirit, cleanse my heart, and make it yours. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.

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Illustration of Romans 12:11 NIV — Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.

About This Devotional

God's Holy Fire is a daily devotional about the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

The Thoughts and Prayer for God's Holy Fire are written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations marked (NIV) are taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.™ Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide.
Scripture quotations marked MESSAGE are taken from THE MESSAGE, copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson. Used by permission of NavPress. All rights reserved. Represented by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.