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Ferocious Fire!

Posted on August 28, 2013 at 3:10 PM

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?

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?

Isaiah 9:18-21

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!


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!

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SEARCHING FOR A CLOSER WALK WITH GOD


                                        AWESOME GOD


 DIGGING DEEPER

Sometimes the terrible awesomeness of God hits me and sends me reeling into deep meditation. It always carries its reward of a new closeness with my God. It happened this morning. In the beginning I was distracted with my mind wandering here and yon. Then I ‘woke up’ and commanded it to return. God is so good! Holy Spirit began to lead me in prayer.

Sorry, my Lord. I come to our meeting this morning with scattered thoughts; help me, Lord, to rein them in. That You even desire to meet with me is so amazing! Deep breath. Moses asked God, “what shall I say when they ask 'Who sent me’?” You responded, “Say the Great I AM sent me.” You, God, are not hemmed in by time. For You there is no ‘was, will be’, there is only I AM. Before You I bow down my heart, my 'who I am' I submit to You; help me become who You created me to be.


Exodus 3:13-14 (AMP)

13 And Moses said to God, Behold, when I come to the Israelites and say to them, The God of your fathers has sent me to you, and they say to me, What is His name? What shall I say to them? 14 And God said to Moses, I Am Who I Am and What I Am, and I Will Be What I Will Be; and He said, You shall say this to the Israelites: I Am has sent me to you!

  • Footnotes: Exodus 3:15 To know the name of God is to witness the manifestation of those attributes and apprehend that character which the name denotes.

Can you feel the depth of that name? 'I AM' signifies so much ~ timelessness, absolute love, supreme power, unimaginable expansion ~ an incomprehensible being, totally surrounding. There simply are not words to express the grandness of Who our God is. HIS LOVE FOR US  S SO APPARENT IN HIS WORD!


Psalm 91:14 (AMP)

Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him; I will set him on high, because he knows and understands My name [has a personal knowledge of My mercy, love, and kindness—trusts and relies on Me, knowing I will never forsake him, no, never].

Isaiah 52:6 (AMP)

Therefore My people shall know what My name is and what it means; therefore they shall know in that day that I am He who speaks; behold, I Am!

Indeed my God! You are the great I AM! This measures so deep and so high and so wide. You revealed Your staggering magnificence to David, and it comes out here:


Psalm 139:1-10

O Lord, you have examined my heart

and know everything about me.

2 You know when I sit down or stand up.

You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.

Even when it’s my mind traveling on tangents.

3 You see me when I travel and when I rest at home.

You know everything I do.

4 You know what I am going to say

even before I say it, Lord.

5 You go before me and follow me.

You place your hand of blessing on my head.

6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,

too great for me to understand!

7 I can never escape from your Spirit!

I can never get away from your presence!

8 If I go up to heaven, you are there;

if I go down to the grave, you are there.

9 If I ride the wings of the morning,

if I dwell by the farthest oceans,

10 even there your hand will guide me,

and your strength will support me.

You are always with me. 

You will guide me.

You will always be my support. Your strength

upholds me, protects me, supports me.


Lord, You are so good! What a privilege to know You! Thank You that You continue to grow me closer to You. Thank You! I love being together with You, my Lord.