Submitted by Fraser McDermott on Fri, 05/20/2016 - 17:00
God is a consuming fire (Deut 4:24, Heb 12:29). When God poured out His Spirit upon the first disciples it was manifested as fire - an image for God’s presence that can be traced throughout scripture from sacrifice to calling. Often when we are inspired by a godly person we say that they are 'on fire for God’. God desires us all to be on fire for Him. This can be difficult for some as this can be misconstrued as having ideas that are too lofty to attain, or are not a right and humble attitude. Culturally we in NZ are quick to chop down the 'tall poppy’ but this is the wrong attitude to have in respects to the things of God. God has a burning passion for His people. The call on us is to reciprocate with an equal passion for God - to be on fire for Him. We are encouraged by Jesus and the lives of many biblical heroes to live in the fullness of the Spirit. How can we develop a life that retains this hunger and desire?
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