Monday, December 3, 2007

ENTHUSIASM

ENTHUSIASM means to be inspired.

The sense of this word among the Greeks affords the noblest definition of it; enthusiasm signifies "God in us."
--Mad. de Stael.

Enthusiasm is one of the most important keys to success. It revs up our energies. Work becomes easier, more stimulating, satisfying. But, to most people, enthusiasm is like the ocean's tide. It comes and goes. It 's important to keep enthusiasm on an even keel.
Barbara Clem


Remember what Jesus said, when a woman came with an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard very precious; and she brake the box, and poured it on his head. Some there were filled with indignation and wanted to know WHY was this waste of the ointment made. Their concern was for the money it could have been sold for and given to the poor. But Jesus said, "Let her alone; why trouble ye her? She hath wrought a good work on me."

He did not even try to stop the woman but encouraged her. We need enthusiasm if we are to succeed at anything.

It gets very hard when you try and try and see very little change. It is then that we have to keep on and not lose our enthusiasm. As the quote says, "It's important to keep enthusiasm on an even keel."

This week let us work with enthusiasm and see what a difference it can make in our results. May God bless you as you try. connie

10 comments:

Julie's Jewels said...

Amen...thanks for this post. I needed this one. Your blog looks great!! I really like your doggie that needs to exercise!! LOL!!

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Sis. Julie, I am thankful it was a help to you. Thanks for the comment about my blog. The doggie is how I feel about exercise sometimes I think that I can only move my eyes but I don't think that counts.ha ha. connie

Julie's Jewels said...

Thank you so much for going to Sis. Marsheila's blog and leaving her that sweet encouraging comment. She is one of our ladies in our church. She is a real sweetheart and has struggled for a long time to lose the weight. God can and will help her....it is such a blessing to have so much support from others though.

Love you!!

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Sis. Julie, I was so happy to go there and try to encourage her. I hate to see her let that important thing slip and have to face what it will brings for her future.She then can not be all she could have been for the Lord or for her family. I know that as long as she is trying God will be helping her along as He does you and I. Thanks for letting me know that she is "one of yours." connie

inspired said...

very very interesting i never knew that :]

Julie's Jewels said...

I love that you added our sites to you blog. You are such a blessing and encouragement to me and I'm sure you will be to Sis. Tori as well.

HOPE said...

Yes, Connie...as is said..
Little is much..when God is in it!
God bless you...

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Sis. Julie, Thank you so much for those comments they in themselves are blessings to me. Now, on to the fight. connie

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Dear Hope, I have always loved that saying. Thank you for reminding me. I just know that God will take my "little" puney efforts and add His "MUCH" AND His will, will be accomplished. Thank you so much. connie

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Inspired, so nice to have you visit. Have a good day. God bless you and your family, connie