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It was chilly this morning.  A gentle north wind was ushering in what may be the last whisper of winter.

I turned on our fire logs as I settled in for my pre-breakfast encounter with You, Lord.  You are the real Breakfast of Champions!

“I am the Bread of Life.  Whoever comes to Me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in Me will never be thirsty.”  (John 6:35)

My gaze rested on the flames.  Their movement and beauty drew me in until I could see nothing else.

Nothing else but You, Lord.

“… since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire.”  (Hebrews 12:28-29)

Fire is a wonderful gift… isn’t it, Lord?  It adds so much quality to Life… even as it testifies about Your qualities.

Like how fire and You…

… warm our bodies and our hearts in the cold…

… guide our way in the darkness…

… make our mouths water with the promise of a well-cooked meal…

… refine precious metals…

… hold predators at bay…

… clear away undergrowth…

… consume dead wood…

… get us moving away from danger and toward safety…

You are in every such flame… aren’t You, Lord?  Yet You don’t stop there.

You bring the fire inside of us… igniting us for Your service!  Like John the Baptist told us so long ago…

“I baptize you with water for repentance.  After me comes One who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry.  He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.”  (Matthew 3:11)

Fan the flames within me, Lord… that I may burn “white hot” for You today!!!

Abba’s Girl

 

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