Does not my word burn like fire?” says the LORD. “Is it not like a mighty hammer that smashes a rock to pieces? Jeremiah 23:29 (NLT)
Fire And Hammer
Do you want to be on fire for me? Do you want to passionately follow and serve me? Do you want to love me with all your heart and mind and soul and strength? Yes, I want all these things to be true of me. How can all these things be true of me? Before I answer those questions, I have more questions for you. Do you want to have a changed heart and a transformed mind? Do you want me to break up any hardness in your heart? Do you want to receive my instruction and follow my guidance? Would you like me to knock some godly sense into you as you live your life with and for me? Yes, I want these things to be true for me as well. That is very good.
Let me tell you a secret. It is not much of a secret. It is not meant to be a secret. It should come as no secret to you. I’m curious. I’m interested. I’m listening. You have my full attention. My word is like a white-hot blazing fire. If you take my word deep into your heart and mind and life, it will set you on fire to passionately love and follow and serve me. It will burn impurities out of your life. As you meet with me in my word you will not be the same. Your heart will be changed, and your mind transformed as you allow my word to dwell richly in you. My word will make you able to resist temptation and stand against evil. My word will shine brightly in and through you so you can be a bold and bright witness for me in the world. My word will make you able to bear fruit for my kingdom and bring glory to my name. Will you allow my word to be like a fire in you? Yes Lord, I will. That will be very good.
We are not done. I have more to say about my word. I’m still listening attentively to you. My word is like a mighty hammer. As you allow my word to dwell richly in you, it will break up the hardness of your heart. My word will drive foolishness from you. My word will knock godly sense into you. My word will guard and guide your life. My word will keep you on track as you live your life with and for me. My word will help you to be able to know and do my will. Will you allow my word to be like a mighty hammer to mold and shape you into the person that I have called you to become? Yes Lord, I will. That will be very good.
Lord, thank you for your word. Your word is like a white-hot blazing fire, setting me on fire to love, follow, and serve you. Your word is like a mighty hammer, able to knock godly sense into me. I will allow you to use your word to work in, for, and through me. Amen
Key Question… How are you allowing God to use His word to His work in, for and through you?
Living It Out… Allow God’s word to be like a fire and a hammer in you to break up your hard heart and set you on fire for Him.
Seeing It Happen… Have faith that God’s word be like a fire and hammer in you to break up your hard heart and set you on fire for Him.
Get Ready To Share… Share with another person or your small group how God has used His word to soften your heart and set you on fire.
Prayer To Bless Others… May you allow God’s word to work like a mighty hammer to break up the hardness of your heart.
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