Today’s Opportunity to Grow Toward Christ-Eagerness
JOHN SHIRK – Eagerness can be defined as enthusiastic desire or interest.
With eagerness, we want to push ahead with something. We want something to get done or be fulfilled. God’s grace feeds us with eagerness to glorify Him.
There are a number of ways that we can tell if we have truly been set free by the grace and truth of Jesus Christ. We lose interest in the values of the world like getting rich and being famous. We gain interest in the virtues of God’s Kingdom. His priority becomes our pursuit. One of those priorities is to purify our faith, so that we are responsive to His words. Titus 2:14 tells us that Jesus gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.
Eagerness is one of the ways that God motivates us to get things done.
Eagerness is a character quality that enables us to represent Jesus in the world today.