Monday, March 29, 2010

Watch it burn!

One of my favorite things to do in the spring and fall is to build a big bonfire. Sitting around the campfire while camping is the greatest way to relax in my opinion. I love it so much that a couple years ago we bought a firepit for our backyard so we can sit around a fire for hours. Listening to the crackling wood, feeling the heat of the fire on my cheeks and roasting marshmellows ... it just doesn't get any better than this.

Stoking the fire takes a good pile of wood and some perseverance! The more wood and stoking, the bigger the fire. John Wesley said this:

"Catch on fire with enthusiasm and people will come for miles to watch you burn."

His words still ring true. When we fan the flames of enthusiasm for Christ, our faith serves as a beacon to others. Just as others can see our bonfire burning in our backyard ... we have people all around us who recognize the flames of enthusiasm for christianity. We either keep our spiritual fire stoked by the fruits being alive in our spirit or the flames have dwindled down to a slight ember from the lack of Spiritual growth.

Our world desperately needs faithful believers who share the Good News of Jesus with joyful exuberance. Be such a believer! Stoke your spiritual fire so others can watch it burn with passion!

JOHN 14:12 "I tell you the truth, whoever believes in me will do the same things that I do. Those who believe will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father."


Debbie said...

Another great analogy...Soo true too. I do love that thought as well. Others WILL watch the fire. Have a wonderful day Laurie..

Anonymous said...

I totally agree, I enjoy and doing the bon fire as well!


Darlene Schacht said...

A bonfire is exactly what I'm going to do today. I can smell it already. Thanks for the double dose of inspiration.

Angela said...

We do the same thing. That's what we were doing the day our fire started, only we were making a fire in the fireplace. Some how, the back of the fire place was our room closet. The fire melted the mortar and sheetrock (don't know if that's spelled right).