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Keep the Fire Burning

  • Now when Solomon had finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices; and Yahweh's glory filled the house. 2 Chronicles 7:1 WEB

    When the Israelites built the tabernacle and the altar under the guidance of Moses, God lit the fire (Leviticus 9:23), then the priests were ordered to never let the flame die out. They were to add more wood to it each morning (Leviticus 6:12). When they built the temple of Solomon, God lit the fire there as well, and then the priests were ordered to keep the fire burning continuously. There was a pattern, God lit the fire, the priests kept it going.

    God starts the fire inside of each of us when we first come to Him, but we are to keep the fire burning. You can take an ember out of a roaring fire and set it on the mantle by itself, but when it is alone, it will soon grow cold. If you place it back into the fireplace with the other embers, then it will glow hot again.

    Spending some time with the Lord daily, reading or hearing the word of God, and being around others that have the fire, will all help keep your inner fire burning. Take a little time to thank God for the things that have gone right in your life, pray, praise, and just invite Him to be a part of what you are doing today. That will fan the flames. God started it, but we have to keep the fire burning.

    Adam and Eve lived in the garden, but everyone since then has struggled just like us. If you have never been through anything, then you don't have much to share with others. So don't stop, don't give up, no one promised that life would be easy. You can do this and with God's help you will make it through.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father please light the fire inside of me and give me the grace to keep it burning. I welcome You into my life Lord Jesus. Shine Your love through me. Teach me all about You, I want to know every detail. Please guide my steps, open the doors that I should go through and close the doors that I should stay out of, in Your name I pray.

    Note: "And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord's people" (Ephesians 6:18). If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

The Lords light shines before me and keeps me on the right path; but when I stray from the light the world becomes a dark and scary place; thankfully, when I cry out to the Lord, he hears my plea and my prayer to help get me back onto the right path and the light shines brighter than before.  How truly thankful and blessed I am that the Lord hears me, loves me, and is extremely compassionate.  Thank you Father in Heaven for your most Precious and Loving Son Jesus.  In His precious name I pray, Amen!!  May everyone have a truly blessed and wonderful weekend!

Jun 28
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen, amen

Jun 28
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen

Jun 28
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen praise God!

Jun 28
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen

Jun 28
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen 

Jun 28
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

Jun 28
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Dearest Godplease make me strong. Keep my spirits up Jesus. Open doors. Thank you God for all our blessings. Praise God. 

Jun 28
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen!

Jun 28
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Judith B
Judith Bedited: Jun 28

Father God today I ask that you set me on fire so that I can be a faithful and fruitful disciple  Fill me with your power and open all the doors of opportunities to witness of your love and with your grace for your Kingdom's sake, in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth I pray Amen

Jun 28
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

My goal is to keep the fire burning, Amen!

Jun 28
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Excellent Devotional, Its easy to start a fire, keeping it going requires dedication, and we all get weary sometimes and fade off a bit, but when we are all together in Christ we can help each other keep that fire burning! Thank You Pastor Dion! Amen!

Jun 28
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen, Perry! That's why I feel so blessed to be part of the Refreshing Hope Ministry! Thank you so much Pastor Dion, may you and your ministry be showered with blessings!

Jun 28
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Ditto Lisa! And Amen! Pastor Dion has been such a big part of my faith life growing, he is such a great teacher, but he is also my dear friend God has blessed us here at RHM and it will continue and prosper :)

Jun 29
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father I thank You for letting me know about You, keep me strong following Your word.I know there are many snares of the devil while we walk in our path, but we trust in Your designs. In Jesus name I pray, Amen. Glory be to Your Holy name forever. 

Great message Pastor, God bless you. 

Jun 28
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

Jun 28
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen! Yes, Lord God most high, please keep the fire, your fire, going within me forever and ever, in the most holy name under heaven, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray, Amen!

Jun 28
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Jun 28
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

Jun 29