“But thank God! He has given Titus the same enthusiasm for you that I have” (2 Corinthians 8:16, NLT).

A high level of enthusiasm for anything can be difficult to maintain, especially over a long period of time or when we encounter obstacles. Mine sure comes and goes in just about every area of my life. Fatigue, frustration, discouragement—sound familiar?

This verse gives us a look at what it takes to keep up our enthusiasm—God in us! The Greek root of the word means God within us. He gives us passion for everything from gardening to riding a bicycle to writing a blog about him and knowing him better. It also means he himself is full of energy and vivacity, an unquenchable life force he shares with everyone. Our enthusiasm may wax and wane, but his never does. The living water of the Holy Spirit is the ultimate energy drink!

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