Not lagging in diligence, fervent in Spirit, Serving the Lord;

Romans 12:11

Fervor or heat is an attribute of fire and it’s the quality of being hot; in bible terms, this talks of the spiritual temperature of a man. The bible tells us that believers will be baptized with the Holy ghost and Fire, according to Mattew 3:11. 

Our opening verse says, “fervent in Spirit”, if you check in the original Greek rendition the word translated fervent is the word “zeo”, which means ‘to boil’, ‘to be hot’, all symbolic of zeal. Thus reiterating the fact that one of the signs that the Holy Ghost has been given and is active within a believer is the sign of heat, fervor or zeal.

The degree of fire you have generated on the inside is equivalent to the degree of heat that is emanated from you spiritually and we know that it’s the level that a man gives himself to the enterprise of praying, fasting and study of the word, that also determines the spiritual heat exuding in the life of such.

Temperature is one of the vital signs that indicates tells medical practitioners if a person is healthy or not, in the same sense, the believer can check with his spiritual fervor, his devotional heat to know if he’s spiritually healthy enough or not. When you’re filled with the spirit often, you’re continuously on fire, you’re zealous, you’re eager and earnest towards the things of God, it is easy for the Spirit to prompt you, you’re swift to recognize the leadings of the Spirit and lots more.

The bible already admonished that we be not drunk with wine but to be filled with the Spirit (Ephesians 5:18). Being filled with the Spirit often is the way to having a fervent devotional life. As you spend time with the Lord in praying, study of the word and in meditation, the Holy ghost warms your spirit and produces fire in your life.

Further Reading: Ephesians 5:18-21, James 5:16, Galatians 5:16-25

Confession: I believe, and I confess that I’m fervent in Spirit, I pay attention to my devotion and stay always ignited, giving no place to devil or the flesh.