At Any Cost…YOUR Fire Must Remain Ablaze
“Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.” James 1:22
If you can remember some of the lessons from your chemistry class; one of the first lessons was probably on the composition of fire. As a reminder, three elements are required to cause the chemical reaction to occur that we call fire. They are: oxygen, fuel and heat. If one of these components is missing…. there will be no fire.
Fire likes to spread, and when it touches ANYTHING it will attempt to engulf it. Fire will test whatever is in its path to measure the tangibility of its composure. If a fire is going to continue to burn and increase in intensely – it must maintain its fuel supply.
What about your inward fire? Sometimes, our spiritual fires have been ignited, but if we haven’t provided the adequate fuel line to feed our fires….. they burn themselves out. Are you snuffing out your flame? Is your flame struggling to stay lit? Has the sin of: disobedience, worry, ignorance, impatience or that cunning spirit of “leviathan” caused there to be a break or a leak in your fuel line…and now the flame of your fire is just flickering instead of blazing?
When we have the fire of the Holy Ghost burning on the inside, He will; because of the complexity of His nature, possess the ability to perform a multi-faceted purpose. He will protect and defend; be an offensive as well as a defensive barrier and enable us with the ability to live a productive life. He will spread and ignite everything that is within us; and conform it to His likeness….if we permit Him to do so.
We must be determined to keep our fire blazing. The Holy Spirit will assist us – but we must do our part. To maintain our spiritual fire, we must also supply Him with the three required substances. It is mandatory that we have: the oxygen (our submitted will); the fuel (supplying a proper spiritual diet) and the heat (continual line of communication with the Father).
Therefore, In the midst of every “happening”………. Keep Your Fire Ablaze!
Whether the conditions are positive or negative……..Keep Your Fire Ablaze!
Whether your environment is pleasurable or disagreeable ……Keep Your Fire Ablaze!
Whatever mindset you have encountered…………….Keep Your Fire Ablaze!
Remember… You are a WARRIOR! You are an OVERCOMER!!! A Warrior allows and develops a mental strategy. An Overcomer allows and implements that strategy. Henceforth, YOU KNOW NO DEFEAT!
Therefore, I challenge you to gird up the loins of your mind …..at any cost, be determined that you will.... Keep Your Fire Ablaze!!!
“Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.” I Corinthians 15:5