I've always liked the meaning and results of the word "enthusiasm"... it's one of those essentials for getting just about anything worthwhile done. I also like to think of this word according to its roots. en = "in" and theos = "God". So when someone is enthused about something, they are being "infused with God"... along with His desire, drive and power.
I'm really enthused about what I'm seeing unfold with the healing ministry at SCC. It's taking root, growing and has momentum. As we are showing ourselves faithful in the little things we'll see God entrusting us with more and more "co-laboring" with Himself.
I get the sense that this past Sunday, Father's Day, marked an important inflection point for our church. From individuals seeking healing coming forward after the morning service, to the body of believers coming together that evening at Children's Hospital seeking healing for baby Davis Park. Better yet... God showed up...enthused to extend His hand of healing as we extended ours.
Jordan Seng writes in his book, Miracle Work, "God's main goal is to encourage us to trust His love. So it makes perfect sense that He would arrange things so that power flows most easily through those who fully trust his compassionate generosity in providing such power... Miracle working faith believes that God is genuinely eager for the goodness of miracles."
To put it another way... God Himself is enthused by opportunities to demonstrate His compassion toward His children. Let's count on that. Let's "let the mind that was in Christ Jesus be in us". (Phil. 2:5) Let's keep "practicing hospitality" (Rom 12:13) as we "en-theos-istically" extend healing hands.