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Monday, April 30, 2012

Zeal: Balancing Passion and Wisdom

I want to teach my children to have a close relationship with our Lord and Savior. Prayer habits that last a lifetime are most often formed in childhood. As adults model meaningful prayer lives, kids will learn how they, too, can talk to their Creator. That’s why each day this month I will be writing a prayer inspired by a different letter of the alphabet and sharing an accompanying verse from the Bible.


It is not good to have zeal without knowledge, nor to be hasty and miss the way.
Proverbs 19:2


Glorious Father, I know in order to grow in spiritual maturity it’s important to find the right things to get passionate about. It’s so easy to get riled up about inconsequential issues. We can get worked up over something and completely miss the will of the Lord because we were blinded by our own passions. Zeal must be anchored to spiritual wisdom and understanding. Like the lion and the lamb, help me to find a balance and work in me what is pleasing to You. Amen.

11 comments:

Raymond Alexander Kukkee said...

Sylvia, this is wonderful! Great blog! I am looking forward to reading more of your work. I am returning your visit re. the A-Z Challenge, and am now following you! ":)

Raymond Alexander Kukkee said...

Sylvia, your articles are gentle 'must reads' ! Excellent writing, insightful, and a sharing of wisdom. A lovely combination! ":)

Nicole said...

Your posts were some of my favorites in the A-Z. Thanks again for all your wonderful prayers and bits of wisdom. :)

Sue McPeak said...

I so enjoyed my visit to your A to Z Challenge Blog. Your posts are special blessings. Thanks for visiting and following my AtoZ Family Tree posts on CollectInTexas Gal....Sue

Angela Brown said...

Sprit of discernment. Such a wonderful thing to have in our lives.

Thank you so much for these wonderful posts.

Lily Tequila said...

A lovely proverb to finish with! Congratulations on your A-Z journey :-)

James R Tate said...

Hey Sylvia, Congrats on finishing the Challenge. I faded toward the end. Too much work, book promotion, Writing on WIP. Had a blast while it lasted. I'll be posting fairly regular as motivation to keep working on the new book. See you Saturday?

Sylvia Ney said...

Nicole - Thank you so much for the continued support and encouragement.

Raymond, Sue, Angela and Lily - Thank you so much for visiting and following!

James - Thank you and YES I'll see you saturday!

Sharon Hamilton said...

Great post. New follower here. Love to see you again.

Rob-bear said...

Passion and wisdom; Aslan and the lamb.

Wonderful writing, from A to Z, Sylvia.

Blessings and Bear hugs.

Isabella Amaris said...

Lovely post:) Puts things in great perspective and just what I needed to read today! Thanks:)