For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:6-7 (NIV)
Fan Into Flame
I have given you spiritual gifts to be used to bear fruit for my kingdom and bring glory to my name. Do you know the gifts that I have given to you? How will you discover them? How will you use them? What will happen to your spiritual gifts if you let them remain dormant? What will happen to your spiritual gifts if you let them go unused? I am so thankful that you have given spiritual gifts to me. I don’t know that I have discovered them all. I need your help. I need your wisdom. I need your revelation. Guide me to use all the gifts that you have given to me. Nothing would be sadder than to realize that you had given me spiritual gifts that I never discovered or used. I pray that will never happen. I want to fully use all the gifts that you have given to me. I want to bear an abundance of fruit for your kingdom. I want to bring glory to your name. One day I want to hear you say, “Well done, good and faithful servant”. I want to be able to look back over my life and be able to see that it was well spent serving you.
How will you fan into a flame the gifts that I have given to you? I want to be on fire for you. I want to shine brightly for you. I want to be a bold witness for you in the world. I can do none of this on my own. I can do none of this with my own strength. I need the power of your Holy Spirit working in and through me. That is my need. That is my prayer. Come Holy Spirit and fill me. Come Holy Spirit and use me. Come Holy Spirit and fill me with your power. Make me passionate. Set me on fire. Let me burn brightly for you. Make me strong. Make me bold. Make me fearless. I want none of this for myself. I ask for all of this so that I will be able to fan the flame and use all the gifts that you have given to me.
What motivates your desire to use your gifts for my kingdom and my glory? You have changed my heart. You loved me. Now, I love you. You are filling me with your love. You are making me to be like you. You are helping me to love others with your love. You changed my heart. You have transformed my mind. You have rearranged my thinking. Now, I want what you want. I want to do what you did. I want to love like you loved. I want to give like you gave. I want to serve like you served. Use all the gifts that you have given me to fulfill your purpose and plans for my life. Yes, I will.
Lord, I want to boldly use all the gifts you have given me. I want to be on fire for you so my timidity is replaced with your power, love and self-discipline. I want you to use me to the fullest extent so I can bear fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. Amen
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