It is my deepest desire to live a life consumed by the fire of God.
I live in a culture (The Ramp) where virtually everyone is burning with love for Jesus. At times I catch myself wanting the passion that I see displayed all around me.
I am even awestruck by Bible verses that give language to what I am seeing:
Do no put out the Spirit’s fire ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:19 (ISV)
Let your light shine (burn) before people ~ Matthew 5:16
For “our God is an all-consuming fire.” ~ Hebrews 12:29
It is he who will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. ~ Matthew 3:11
This is what I want to experience on a daily basis and because of Jesus I have access to the fire of God. It is my intent to wake up every morning and passionately pursue the heart of God. Why His heart? Because the heart of God is on fire. When I am close to His heart my heart is set on fire for the one whose fiery heart is for me. Like Moses, I want to experience the fire that calls me to a higher purpose. Like Isaiah, I want to encounter the fire that qualifies me. When I am in a dark season of my life, I want the fire of God to lead me to the sunrise of a new day like the Pillar of Fire over the Israelites. I am hungry for the fire that filled the upper room and empowered 120 followers of Jesus to turn the world upside down. But most of all, I never want to go a day without being eye to eye with the One who has eyes like fire. His eyes are full of passionate love waiting to consume our hearts and capture our gaze. If you know my story you that when I looked into His eyes for the very first time all other lovers burned away through the fire of His passion. All of my struggles vanished and all doubts and questions were silenced under the One. He not only burned away my past with one look in His eyes, He set my heart ablaze for His Gospel. I am a burning one consumed by the all consuming one. Every day He has my gaze and every day I want to seek after the Fire.