I do understand there will be those that read this post and think I have completely gone bonkers. There are those that without experiencing what I am talking about personally, there is no earthly understanding. This heart experience, spirit experience, goes beyond comprehension of the mind.
I was listening to a worship song tonight and I was stirred so much in the spirit that I was drawn to remember God’s power, and the many references to the Holy spirit being like the flame of God. The mighty flame of God that burns within me. I was smoldering and before I knew it my spirit was alive with Gods burning fire. I was excited and hopeful, I was moved and thankful, I was refreshed as I allowed all the hurt, fears and doubts to be consumed.
I remember the story of Moses and how when he was in the presence of the Lord, a burning bush was before him. The fire of God is mighty and powerful. I am forever reminded that this very presence of a Holy and mighty God dwells within the believer. This spirit is powerful!
There are times I get lax with my walk. I pray, or always know He is there, read my word, but I don’t walk with my fire ignited. There have been times I have shut out the Spirit of God, not intentionally, but with cares of this world and the business of life. Even concerns and burdens for others can distract me from the spirit of God. It is an effort to walk in the presence of God. Just like it is an effort to keep a fire burning.
There are times that my fire is there, but smoldering, with a hot ember rather than all consuming, overwhelming and good. For me when I take time to worship in the spirit, or praise my God setting aside all concerns, then my flame starts to roar fresh and new. It is as if I have fanned the ember and it is sparked, igniting a mighty flame. It is then that He does the most mighty works in me! It is in this presence I have had victories over fibromyalgia, that I have healed from heartbreak, that I can have fullness of joy despite the circumstances around me.
Just like the Sunday school song that I sang as a child. I do not want my light to go out… NO! I want to let it shine. I am not going to hide it, or ignore it, or neglect it. This light is who I am, a child of a living, breathing, all consuming God.
I pray my heart stay opened to the Spirit of God and that I will allow the King of Glory to always burn within me, no matter what may come.
“I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me will come one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not fit to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.