Being on fire for God means being a light for others in darkness. It means providing warmth for those who are cold and unclothed with righteousness. It means being a source of power, a catalyst for change, transformation, forward movement that barrels through any obstacle that crosses the path laid out before us which is clad in iron.
Jesus went into a building dedicated to the religion of the Jews. *He picked up a copy of the scroll of the prophet Isaiah and read it to the hearers:
*”The Spirit of the Lord is upon me because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
As “Believers” we are the current testimony that Christ loves everyone. Yes, everyone. Don’t tell others what you believe but show them. His Word is light in dark places. It sheds *light on how we are to move forward. His truths make sense of our purpose and being.
The warmth that comes from the heart of God who first loved us provides sight to people suffering blindness to what is causing them issues. *God’s people perish for a lack of knowledge of Him. We are clothed in righteousness through faith in our Savior, not through our actions. We first address the *heart and the actions follow suit. Where love is, warmth is. His love is inviting and comforting. It leads to a lifestyle of freedom.
People debate and tear each other apart with words about who Jesus Christ our Savior is. Let irreverant babble stay where it belongs – among those who enjoy it. If it makes your skin crawl, rest assured *the kingdom of God does not exist in talk but in power. The proof is in the pudding. Nobody needs to sell Christianity. Any religion in which you see long-lasting change from the inside-out, where peace, love and joy or any desirable, life-giving fruit is, follow it. I am so confident Jesus is the only one who truly satisfies on a soul level because that’s how His love works, in the power of change. It gives fulfillment endlessly which He designed us uniquely to receive. Where fire burns, that which it touched does not remain unaffected. *Fire causes change. Holy fire refines and brings beauty.
When we walk in His *plan for us, there is certainty. Maybe not in the *flesh, but we have peace. You see it in action when an obstacle crosses your path. Met face-to-face with a wild buffalo, my confidence would completely disappear. I’d be toast. Being aboard the mighty, fire-powered locomotive that is Jesus Christ, well, that buffalo would be obliterated if it crossed my God-ordained tracks. Having His powerful love behind us does not mean problems cease, it means they are no contest for our victory.
He loves you with a powerful love. So much so, He wrote a book of love letters to you – the Bible.
Love notes from this message:
*1 Corinthians 4:20