"And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works." ESV
When a fire is built, then left to take it's natural course, it will eventually die out. For a fire to keep burning to produce the warmth, light, and heat to cook our food, it has to be maintained. The fire needs to be tended, wood needs to be collected, the embers need to be stirred for the new wood to catch the flame. So it is with our faith and the fruit it produces. The Body of Christ is a living fire. We are the Body of Christ. Our faith must be maintained by reading of the Word. We are to go about our lives stirring the faith of other believers. The Church lit with the fire of faith, stirred and ready, will produce the Godly readiness to accept new babes in Christ, so that they will catch the flames of faith.
Heavenly Father, forgive us for neglecting our own faith as well as the faith of our fellow Christians. Open our hearts to accept the fire of the Holy Spirit so that we will stir the embers of our faith and produce the fruit of love toward our family of God and be ready for those You bring in to the Family. In Christ's name we pray, Amen.
Bobbi Craigmyle, Psy.D., BCPCC
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