Therefore encourage one another and edify one another, just as you are doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:11

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Ignite a Fire Within

Psalm 63 O God, You are my God;
Early will I seek You;
My soul thirsts for You;
My flesh longs for You
In a dry and thirsty land
Where there is no water.
So I have looked for You in the sanctuary,
To see Your power and Your glory.
Because Your lovingkindness is better than life,
My lips shall praise You.
Thus I will bless You while I live;
I will lift up my hands in Your name.
My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness,
And my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips.
When I remember You on my bed,
I meditate on You in the night watches.
Because You have been my help,
Therefore in the shadow of Your wings I will rejoice.
My soul follows close behind You;
Your right hand upholds me.

Do you desire to have the burning on the inside for Christ?

In order to pursue God, you must give Him some attention which is the foundation. Just like when you are pursuing a physical relationship. You give the person your undivided attention because you want to gain a sufficient amount of information in regards to this specific individual. You are so excited and eager to find out all the details about their life, character, likes and dislikes, etc. You must be the same way with seeking a relationship with God so He can reveal Himself to you.

When you ignite a genuine passion for Christ, you are aware of His presence and power each and every day.  Authentic passion for God comes from having a yearning for it and expressing that yearning through prayer. Begin to set aside some one on one time to spend with God and meditate on His word daily. Trust in the Holy Spirit to lead and guide you on your journey because you are not capable of doing it in your own power. Your passion for Christ should be the motivating strength of your life.

And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. This is the first commandment. Mark 12:30 (NKJV)

Free yourself of any distractions which stands to hinder your enthusiasm for Christ. You either have passion for the world or passion for God but you most definitely cannot have both. There is no room for lukewarm relationships. Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. James 4:4 (NKJV) The love of the world will take precedent and drain you of your desire for God. Society has the ability to influence your behavior, bargain with your faith and in turn demolish your life.
How can you light a fire amongst the earth, if you are not burning eagerly within? It’s time to get the fire started.

Regardless of what your relationship with God has been in the past, begin today to encounter more of His presence.

I had the privilege of writing this article in Proverbs 31 Mama Ministries Signature Woman Magazine. Please take some time and go preview this issue for FREE.

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