These words quickly come to mind 

As I try to adjust my course

Of course I can’t do this on my own

The spirit is willing 

But the flesh is weak

Thoughts churn

The heart yearns

The mind learns

That fire burns.

Yes, deliberate 

That’s a good word!


Stay the course 

Of course it’s not easy if I don’t reach for Your hand

So steer my thoughts, Lord

Still my soul

Remind me

Unbind me

Don’t let me go

Build that fire

And watch it glow. 

Tina W.

June 9, 2020

Wind and Fire 

“You make your messengers into winds of the Spirit and all your ministers become flames of fire.” 

Psalm 104:4 (The Passion Translation)


“Be enthusiastic to serve the Lord, keeping your passion toward Him boiling hot! Radiate with the glow of the Holy Spirit and let Him fill you with excitement as you serve Him.”

Romans 12:11 (The Passion Translation)

Diligence! (Another good word!)

II. Diligence must be fed by a fervent spirit.

The word translated ‘fervent’ is literally boiling. The metaphor is very plain and intelligible. The spirit brought into contact with Christian truth and with the fire of the Holy Spirit will naturally have its temperature raised, and will be moved by the warm touch as heat makes water in a pot hung above a fire boil. Such emotion, produced by the touch of the fiery Spirit of God, is what Paul desires for, and enjoins on, all Christians; for such emotion is the only way by which the diligence, without which no Christian progress will be made, can be kept up.

MacLaren’s Expositions

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16 thoughts on “Glow

  1. This is beautiful. I love the line, “Of course it’s not easy if I don’t reach for your hand.” What a lovely reminder to cling to the Lord. And I also like the passion translation of Romans 12:11, which you shared. That definitely adds perspective when we think about keeping our passion boiling hot. May we cling to God every day and may our passion for Him remain boiling hot. That is for sharing this encouraging post. Blessings, my friend!

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