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Fuel your fire

Posted: Saturday, October 29

Pastor Shawn Follis // Youth Pastor

Pastor Shawn Follis // Youth Pastor

One Year Bible Reading Guide

Lamentations 1:1-2:22
Philemon 1:1-25
Psalm 101:1-8
Proverbs 26:20

Verse of the day:

“Fire goes out without wood, and quarrels disappear when gossip stops.” (Proverbs 26:20)


In less than four weeks we will all sit down together with friends and family to share a day of Thanksgiving. We will take time out of our schedules to slow down a bit and allow for our thoughts to drift back over the year. We will take in both the good and the bad. As you think back, are there still fires burning? Are there sparks of relationship tension that still glow red?

 

Each day we have the choice to fuel our fire. We can choose to read God’s word and to meditate on its meaning; which fuels our spirit and our soul. We can also allow the Spirit of God to blow through our lives and rekindle the fire of our spiritual passion. Or, we can breathe life into past hurts, tensions, or even taking in the current “hot topics” of conversations about friends and loved ones.

 

As we approach Thanksgiving, some of us need the next few weeks to get ready. However, it is not just about cleaning our homes and preparing for guests. You need to begin today to fuel the fires of love, joy and generosity in your family. If you are having tension with a loved one, find a way to begin now to breathe life into that relationship. Instead of handling those “hot topics” that bring tension and separation, chose to look for the good. Fuel the fire that you want at your holiday table. Do you want a fire in the hearth of your home that will bring warmth and comfort, or a fire that rages throughout the room that brings discomfort, tension and separation?

 

Fire can destroy or bring comfort. Decide today what fire you will bring to the Thanksgiving table. Make sure you stack plenty of wood for the right fire, and let the fire that separates die out. And if you don’t know how to do that, no worries, just invite the Holy Spirit to breathe the Breathe of God on your relationships. He is a really good fireman. I knows when to ignite and when to extinguish.