Tracy’s Thoughts Day 19
Red Hot 💗
I’d like to start off this post and encourage everyone who’s been joining us on this 21 days of prayer and fasting to ask the Lord is there anything He might want you to continue doing. Maybe you have cultivated more time in the Word, or Prayer. Maybe more vegetables and less junk… As for me, I definitely have spent more time studying The Bible, not just reading and I have all of you to thank. Your love and support have kept me digging in. Thank You!
On Wednesday’s we’ve just started the book of Revelation; last night, we read chapter 2 and examined the church of Ephesus. They had so much going right, hard work, patient endurance, no tolerance for evil and the people who were trying to mislead others. But look at vs 4 NLT ““But I have this complaint against you. You don’t love me or each other as you did at first!” Vs 5 says Look how far you have fallen! Turn back to me and do the works you did at first.
Here’s my thoughts, how sad to do everything that looks good, only to have the Lord say “look how far you’ve fallen”. Think about it this way, remember what it was like when you started a wonderful new job; you arrived early, you wore your best clothes, you really focused and tried your best, it might have been challenging but you loved it. Fast forward several years, you have tasks that you do every day without much thought, sometimes you drag in a little late, maybe a little messy, now your still a good employee but you’re not quite as enthusiastic. I bet you’ve got the picture. How easily apathy can creep into our lives even for things we love! That’s why I think Hebrews 3:13 is so important, here it is in the Amplified Bible “But continually encourage one another every day, as long as it is called “Today” [and there is an opportunity], so that none of you will be hardened [into settled rebellion] by the deceitfulness of sin [its cleverness, delusive glamour, and sophistication].”
This year let’s start a revolution on encouraging each other. The Bible says to fan the flame 🔥 Let’s help each other keep their love for God RED Hot! I want to be victorious and get some of that fruit from the tree of life.
Let’s pray, Lord we admit that sometimes we let things crowd you out, but we don’t ever want to lose that spark that we had when we first believed. Help us to rekindle that spark and let it become like a bonfire, burning up everything that you don’t want in our life and spilling over to help ignite our bothers and sisters. We love you and thank you for all that you are continually doing in our lives. Amen