Once the blaze is rekindled, the next thing to consider is, shoring it up. How do we keep God’s fire in us lit?
Lessons I’ve learned about God and how they relate in today’s context
The fire will dim, it’s a given, we’re human. But God is ready and waiting to help bring it to life again, reigniting and stoking the fire.
God brings the heat to the equation, but are we providing enough fuel to keep the fire blazing, or are we starving it of what it needs?
God presence is the heat that the fire requites, but we can smother the fire by gathering too many tasks rather that doing what is required.
Paul, was transitioned from persecutor to persecuted when God transformed his identity from self-righteous Jew, to Servant of Christ.
Our Father knows we are broken and fallible. And yet, like David, we are anointed for His purposes and pursued with passion.
Secure in our identity of Child of God, we are both blessed and afflicted.
We don’t always see God working. But if He is who He says He is, we don’t have to be terrified. We know we are loved, selected and protected.
The Spirit’s stirring confirms we are called. Yet our “Child of God” status is affirmed when we are disciplined by our Father.
Being adopted by God involves being shaped and transformed, at times, through testing.