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You may feel old and rusty, but don’t distinguish God’s FIRE!



Although we may feel old and unusable like the rusted fire hydrant with it’s chain attached, remember that we ARE CAPABLE OF DISTINGUISHING a fire too- GOD’S FIRE

Have you ever been waiting alone for God to speak? Sometimes we can be right where God wants us, but we fail to realize it. My picture shows an old, rusty fire hydrant, appears that it hasn’t been used in years. A fire hydrant is a connection point by which firefighters can tap into a water supply.

Notice the bush to the right of the hydrant. I thought about Moses, and how he had ran away to Midian to escape punishment for killing the Egyptian. He became a stranger in a strange land. It took many years after this incident for Moses to be ready to serve God.

EXODUS 3:2-3
2 And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.
3 And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt.

God spoke to Moses from an unexpected source: a burning bush. When Moses saw it, he went to investigate. God often uses unexpected sources when working in our lives too, whether people, thoughts or experiences. Be willing to examine, and be open to God’s surprise.

It took many years after this incident for Moses to be ready to serve God. Do you see God’s amazing timing here? What if Moses had decided to run away from the burning bush? After all, the bush was not consumed… God knew already how He was going to use Moses.

FRUITFUL OBSERVATION: God knows His timing with us all. Let’s remember that He appears to us in many different ways. No matter what situation that we are facing today, whether it be a physical or Spiritual need. We must seek Him, and He will appear to us.

Let’s be willing to look for God’s fire in everything that we do, And be willing to tap into His fresh supply of Love and Mercy today and every day!



Our WORDS, like  a pine cone can do GREAT HARM to OTHERS... LET’S LEARN HOW TO DROP THEM QUICKLY before they can do damage!

Hello Readers and HAPPY Monday! 🙂
I have been successful for seven days on Weight Watchers. It can be difficult keeping track of everything that goes into our mouths. Better yet, the REAL challenge for us as Christians, may be what escapes out of our mouth due to what we are holding in our heart.
JAMES 3:2-6
2 For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.
3 Behold, we put bits in the horses ‘mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body.
4 Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth. (wherever the pilot desires)
5 Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!
6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.
What you say and what you don’t say are both important. Proper speech is not only saying the right words at the right time but controlling your desire to say what you shouldn’t.
James compares the damage the tongue can do to a raging fire-the tongue’s wickedness has its source in hell itself. The uncontrolled tongue can do terrible harm. satan uses the tongue to divide people and pit them against one another. Idle words are damaging because they spread destruction quickly, and no one can stop the results once they are spoken.
A few words spoken in anger can destroy a relationship that took years to build. Before we speak, remember that words are like fire-you can neither control nor reverse the damage they can do.
We can still learn enough control to reduce the damage “it” (gossiping, putting others down, bragging, manipulating, false teaching, exaggerating, complaining, flattering, and lying) can do. It is better to fight a fire than to go around setting new ones!

FRUITFUL OBSERVATION: Before we speak, ask, “Is what I want to say true? Is it necessary? Is it kind? Keeping track of everything that comes out of mouth is far more challenging to me than my Weight Watchers after all, and MORE important to the Father.

Let’s remember to ask ourselves the three questions listed above- today and every day! 🙂

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