An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Getting Stoked

(Proverbs 26:20 KJV)  Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.

Do you have a “fire” (784) burning in your life?  What kind of fire and what feeds it?  The obvious context here is gossip, but what else might this concept touch?

Is your heart on fire for Jesus today?  Maybe it is early in the day and you are on your first cup of coffee.  Think about how the gurus tell us that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  I don’t know if that is really true of the body but I think it is true of the soul.  That is why I harp on the concept of daily worship.  Unlike voting it is okay to do it early and often.  Stoke the fire.

Is your heart on fire for vengeance today?  Sometimes we feel the pain or rage of being wronged.  It won’t go away.  It is like a fire that wants to smolder and holds the potential of flaring up.  At night in the mountains as the sleeping bags beckon we sit and watch the fire burn down.  It is amazing how long little embers can glow, waiting to start the conflagration again.  As long as I don’t feed it, death will come.  If I really want to put it out, water will do the job.

So which is it today.  Are you going to pour fuel on the presence of God or your grudge?  I urge you to allow the anger to die and stir up the fire of God.  Your choice.

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