ALWLAYS ON FIRE
Today is Tuesday. The last day of the first month of the year. The year just started and now it's first month has come to a close. Lord, teach us to number our days. They slip by so fast. What books do you want to read? What people do you want to befriend? What chores do we want to accomplish for God or our families? Let us get to them.... time is slipping away. I was reading in Leviticus this morning, and here is one thought:
ALWAYS ON FIRE- It says in Leviticus 6:13 "The fire shall ever be burning upon the altar; it shall never go out." This fire upon the altar shows that it was always ready for the sin offering. No one would show up to deal with their sin, and have to go away because the fire was not on the altar ready to receive the sin offering. The implication is that God is always ready to deal with our sin, when we come to Him. He dealt with it eternally on the cross with His Son making our payment. He deals with it relationally when we come to Him in confession, but He is always ready. Jesus ever liveth to make intercession for us. But there is another application apart from the primary interpretation. This application is that in our lives, we are always to be on fire for God. When I was a teen, I heard a lot of preaching and teaching about "being on fire for God". You don't hear that much anymore, but the need is still there. God wants us to be sold out, all in, totally committed, ..... on fire for Him! Now if we are going to stay on fire for God .... how do we do that? Put on the log of Bible reading every morning. Put on the log of prayer each day. Put on the log of Church attendance and involvement. Put on the log of Christian service. Put on the log of soul-winning. Put on the log of love for our fellow man. Before long, you are not only on fire for God, but you are having a bonfire for God! We get on fire and stay on fire because we feed the fire that God has put in our souls when He saved us. That fire is always there, but don't let it be: "This little light of mine.." Let it be: "This great fire of mine..." Let us be on fire for God! Always on fire!
Hope you have a blessed day! Pastor Mike Mutchler