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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 completed the tabernacle and altar as Moses instructed, God lit the fire (Leviticus 9:23). Then, the priests were ordered never to let the flame die out. They were to add more wood each morning (Leviticus 6:12).

    Later, when they built the temple of Solomon, God lit a fire there as well. Then the priests were ordered to keep the fire burning continuously. There was a pattern. God lit the fire. The priests had to keep it burning.

    God starts the fire inside us when we first come to Him. There is a holy spark inside of us, 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 it will soon grow cold when it is alone. If you place it back into the fireplace with the other embers, it will glow hot again.

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

    Adam and Eve lived in the Garden of Eden's sinless paradise, at least at the beginning. But everyone since then has struggled just like us. If you have never been through anything, 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 the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck Amen, Thank You Father!
December 30, 2022
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Debi Burton
Debi Burton 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 the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen! ❤️
December 30, 2022
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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen Lord Jesus!

December 30, 2022
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes amen Lord. 

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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen 

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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen!

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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walkeredited: December 30, 2022

AMEN.  Heavenly Father, I need You in my life. Thank YOU for blessing me.  AMEN

December 30, 2022
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

December 30, 2022
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

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Mark Williams
Mark Williams

Yes!Please guide my steps. Open the doors that I should go through and close the doors that I should stay out of. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Yes Father, may I fulfill Your will and purpose in my life! Amen!

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Maria Melendez
Maria Melendez

Amen ! God Bless everyone !

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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Philippians 4:13:

I Can Do All Things Through Christ

Who Strengthens Me

Amen!

December 30, 2022
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David Krull
David Krull

Amen Lord.  Light my fire again. Flick Your bic and I will keep it going. I'm tired and weary from decades of suffering pain and not sleeping good. My life seems wasted these days outside of caring for my sick wife. Use me Lord I am willing. Open doors so I can encourage others in You, Your grace. I will praise Your name through my dying breath. Forgive my sins and heal me for Your namesake so I can be effective for You. I love Uou Jesus. In Jesus Christ Name.

December 30, 2022
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Thank you Lord for closing all the doors that you don't want me to enter and for opening all the right doors for me to enter.  Thank you for your mercy and grace.  Amen and Amen 

December 30, 2022
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you father for lighting the fire in me I love you

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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Amen! Please guide my steps, Lord.

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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen my God. 

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Madalyn Myers
Madalyn Myersedited: December 30, 2022

Amen, I feel Happy in my heart today. I wanted to say Thank You to the Prayer Warriors at RHM for praying for my life to get better. Happy New Year.

December 30, 2022
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! 

December 31, 2022