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
The heart yearns
The mind learns
That fire burns.
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
Don’t let me go
Build that fire
And watch it glow.
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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