6/01/17 Stirring the Embers
“Mention My Name wherever you go. Tell everyone to Whom you belong because of Jesus! Shout the wonder of His glory from the rooftops. Whisper His Name with the reverence that is due Him. Walk in the wonder of My Holy Spirit. Do powerful acts of love and mercy because of the freedom you have in Him. Proclaim all of the wonders that are part of your heritage by living rightly in front of others. It is your legacy. It is your duty. It is your privilege.”
Luke 6:45-46 AMP
45) The upright (honorable, intrinsically good) man out of the good treasure [stored] in his heart produces what is upright (honorable and intrinsically good), and the evil man out of the evil storehouse brings forth that which is depraved (wicked and intrinsically evil); for out of the abundance (overflow) of the heart his mouth speaks.
46) Why do you call Me, Lord, Lord, and do not [practice] what I tell you?
How much or how little you focus on the things of God are pretty good benchmarks as to how much you really love Him and are willing to serve Him. Whatever you truly treasure in your heart is what exudes from your lips and from your life.
Have you ever experienced those who are in their first love experience with Jesus? Even for many Christians, their overwhelming enthusiasm is sometimes too much. Their wide-eyed drooling over the Lord and His Word can almost be embarrassing in some circles.
Has it ever occurred to you that they are not the foolish ones? Could it be that your love has been dampened by the things of the world and the pressures of life? Could your complacency be a delight to Satan and a disappointment to Jesus? Maybe it’s time to begin to stir up the gift you have been given! Maybe it’s time to rekindle what has become dull.
Stir up my dying embers and rekindle Your love in me, Lord,