The prophet Jeremiah described the word of God like a fire shut up in his bones (Jeremiah 20:9). The heat and the intensity he must have felt for the Lord must have been immense. His engagement with the Word of the Lord must have been powerful.
If we are honest with ourselves, we will probably admit that we do not always feel like we are on fire for the Lord. Sometimes our intensity in this Christian walk burns out. And there are times, when we feel disconnected.
However, we must also admit this: the Lord didn’t quench the fire in our bones-life did, circumstances did, our lack of focus did. This is why we need a fresh fire-each and every day. This is why we must seek the Lord in strengthening our relationship with Him.
We need a Fresh Fire…
The fresh fire consumes, it purifies, it renews. The fresh fire of the Lord is found in His word. It’s found in prayer. It’s found in obedience. It is found in submission. It found in repentance.
We must cry out to the Lord to give us a fresh fire for Him! Yes, life will try to consume us. The cares of the world tries to drain us. But it is only the fresh fire of the Lord that will save us! The fire revitalizes a downcast soul, a broken heart, and burdened shoulders.
How do we ignite the fire? We praise the Lord, we rejoice, we meditate on His word day and night, we place ourselves in life giving environments, and we cast our cares upon Him.
Sisters, in a world where the news drains us and a reality that always encourages us to be plugged in: let’s cry out to the Lord to give us a fresh fire! In a place that is designed to quench our fire, let’s turn the Word and prayer to keep the fire burning.
Lord, “give us a fresh, fresh fire” (Housefires)!
Peace and Blessings