Live Your Life With Enthusiasm
“Whatever you are doing, work at it with enthusiasm, as to the Lord and not for people because you know that you will receive your inheritance from the Lord as the reward. Serve the Lord Christ.”
Colossians 3:23-24 (NET)
INTRODUCTION TO THE LESSON
Jesus’ disciples Simon and Judas round out our discussion on the 12 spiritual powers within every soul. Simon, an obscure disciple of whom little is known, and Judas, best known as the one who betrayed Jesus, give
us food for thought. If our desire is to regenerate our bodies and lives at will, then we must direct our enthusiastic energies in ways that uplift and regenerate us rather than in ways that depress and deplete us.
- The disciple Simon, the Cananite, represents enthusiasm or zeal. Its physical centre is the back of the neck and the associated month and colour are October and orange, respectively. Enthusiasm is our ‘get up and go’ power that keeps us motivated as we seek to fulfill our spiritual purpose.
- The disciple Judas Iscariot, represents life. It’s physical centre is the reproductive organs and the associated month and colour are December and red, respectively. The perfect pattern of life within us must be lifted to higher levels of expression than the human experience requires. To experience only human manifestations of life is a ‘betrayal’ of the spiritual life force that seeks to regenerate you.
QUOTES TO PONDER
“If you have zest and enthusiasm you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.”
“Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds to significance to all you do.”
Norman Vincent Peale
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”
“Life is from the inside out. When you shift on the inside, life shifts on the outside.”