FIRE! Fire consumes. Fire eats up dead wood. It feasts on dried out branches and weeds. It has a beauty that strikes awe and fear into the human heart. Fire reaches out and grabs all within its reach.
Fire also brings warmth and light. it cooks food. It crackles with happy laughter. A campfire is a place of cheer and togetherness. In the first aspect it is out of control. The second it is watched and directed with care. It can be a gift and a curse.
In the spirit fire is passion. We can be passionate about our love for God. We can be on fire for Him with an outrageous desire to serve Him no matter the cost. Paul was on fire for Jesus. He traveled wherever he was directed by God to spread the good news of a new life, a reborn life, a brand new totally different perspective of life ~ a life lived for Jesus. Peter and the apostles went from fishermen and tax collectors and workers of the world to dynamic on fire men of power to raise up and help and lead fellowmen to become one with God Almighty!
Luke 24:32 Back and forth they talked.
“Didn’t we feel on fire
as he conversed with us on the road,
as he opened up the Scriptures for us?”
Where is my fire? is my life humdrum? Dry? Unrewarding? Uncaring? Ignorant of the things of God? Or is there passion in my life? Is the passion out of control leading to a life of sin and lust?
Their wicked lives raged like an out-of-control fire,
the kind that burns everything in its path—Trees and bushes, weeds and grasses— filling the skies with smoke.
Or does it bring me to fight for righteousness and justice led by my desire to live for Christ and do His bidding? Am I on fire for the things of God? Am I fully dedicated to do things His way, or do I run after dried wood and weeds burning up my own things my own way or following where the world leads?
Feel the passionate fire of God in your heart! Follow the leading of the Holy Spirit to burn with His desire at His direction, zealous to do His things His way. Be excited burning fiercely and fervently for the things of God!