44. Get on FIRE for GOD
Question and answer: “How can I be more enthusiastic towards God?”
If you have fully surrendered your life to God, then that is a big step in the right direction. Discouragements and disappointments will come so you have to continue to come before God. Ask Him to give you a deep desire to read the Bible and to spend more time with Him. If you are obedient to God ask Him to fill you with fire for Him! Matthew 3:11, Matthew 5:1-16.
John 6:63 “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are Spirit and life”
Wisdom: The opportunity of a lifetime must be seized during the life-time of the opportunity. Live your life to God’s full potential for you.
The goals that you set for your life will ultimately determine what you become in the pursuit of them. If the Lord came today, what would He see? Jesus had a plan to accomplish His calling; what’s yours? Find out!
If you are going to pursue God’s dream for you, it will be costly. There will be many distractions and well meaning people who perhaps will not understand your obedience to God John 6:53-66.
Sports’ personalities sacrifice friendships, social events, certain foods etc just so that they can be 100% ready for the next game or event. The men’s Olympic 100 metres runners train for four years for a race lasting under ten seconds. A life of total commitment is very short compared to eternity. Whatever the Holy Spirit tells you to do, do it promptly Acts 8:29, 16:7, Romans 8:14.
Fact: If you are really on fire for God, then people will see it and will want to know why. Some people will feel threatened and challenged.
We need to be careful that we do not fall into the trap of serving God, while neglecting our relationship with Him, Luke 10:38-42. God would rather have your presence than your performance Ephesians 2:8-10, James 1:22.
Think: Am I on fire for God? What price am I prepared to pay?
More Info: Judges 6:11-7:25, 1 Kings Ch 19, 2 Kings 23:1-25, 2 Chronicles Ch 5-7,15, Nehemiah Ch 6, Matthew 8:18-22, 9:35-38, Matthew 11:16-19, 12:22-30, Luke 6:26, John 7:1-5, Acts 4:1-21, 2 Corinthians 6:3, 11:23-33, 12:10, Philippians 3:8, Hebrews Ch 11.
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