..."and a highway shall be there, and it shall be called the way of holiness; evil minded people shall not travel on it, but it shall be for those wayfarers who are traveling toward God. (Isaiah 35:8, adapted)

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Burning for God

There are two kinds of people on the earth:
Those who burn for God, and everyone else.
If you see a person on fire in the street,
don't run away or too quickly try to put
out the fire. First, see if they are burning
with the fire of the Living God. Then, if so,

throw yourself upon the fire, so that the two
of you are now aflame.

If you see a smoldering wick about to go out,
Bring it to your Lord and watch Him blow
gently upon it, fanning it back into a flame.

There are two kinds of people on the earth:
those who are careful and contained,
And those who are burning out of control.
God asks, "How can I set you on fire if your
heart be as cold as ice?"

Do not be afraid of God's fire.
Do not be afraid of the purifying heat.
Let it burn up those things that hold you
Let it burn your wrong thinking,
Let it burn your lethargy, your dullness,
your puny plans, Let it burn all that
you cling to apart from Him.

For our God is a consuming Fire, a
Roaring Blaze. He is about burning.
He who makes his angels spirits and
his ministers a flame of fire,

What shall He make of you?

For He has come to set a fire on the earth,
and what if it is already kindled?
Come in out of the cold.
Be kindling for God's conflagration.
Burn up in the Fire of God.

Did you know there are two kinds
of people on the earth?
Those who are ablaze for God, and
those who shall be burned in Hell's

Did you think this was going to be
just a nice easy poem?


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