"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island." - Walt Disney
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.
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.