Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Consuming Fire

The band Third Day has a song called Consuming Fire. Here's the chorus:
and yes our God,

He is a consuming fire
And the flames burn down deep in my soul
Yes our God He is a consuming fire
He reaches inside and He melts down this
cold heart of stone.

God is our consuming fire. At our church we talk alot about having a fire for God. But, one thing God really showed me is that to have a fire for God, it has to consume things in our lives. The only thing left when he's done is himself.
God should consume every ounce of your being. He should be all you need to live. You should be consumed in God. But, to get there is a very long and painful process.
God should be at work in your life. And, many times you will know it because you're experiencing pain. Discipline hurts. But, to be fully on fire for God, that's what you need.
Everyone's probably heard the saying: No pain, no gain. Well, it's true. Without pain, you wouldn't get the wonderful benefits of being on fire for God.

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