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On Fire For God

Updated on June 7, 2012
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To Be on Fire For God We Must Be People Of Prayer

2 Timothy 1:3 ~ "I thank God, whom I serve, as my forefathers did, with a clear conscience, as night and day I constantly remember you in my prayers."

Paul told Timothy to continue on in his faith. Paul knew Timothy would be timid and fearful and he encouraged him in his faith. Paul was in his mid thirties and in not that good of health.

The answer to culture is God. Seeing lives being changed from the inside out.

There was a trunk that that a label on it that said, "Danger Dynamite!" When the trunk was opened, it was found to just be full of junk and nothing of worth. Do we have a label on ourselves that is saying, "Danger Dynamite" and if we are opened up from the inside are we going to find out that we are just full of junk? What's in your trunk? Dynamite or junk? We become powerful for God when we learn to be a people of prayer.

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To Be On Fire For God We Need A Sincere Faith

2 Timothy 1:4-5 ~ "Recalling your tears, I long to see you, so that I may be filled with joy. v.5 I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in your also."

Timothy wasn't relying on his Mother or Grandmother's faith but on his own faith. To make it your own and not someone else's is the key. What is getting in our way to being on fire for God in our lives?

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We need a new generation that wants to digest the meat of God's Word.

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To Be On Fire For God We Need A Bold Endurance

2 Timothy 1:6-8, 13 ~ "For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in your through the laying on of my hands. v.7 For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline. v.8 So do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord, or ashamed of me his prisoner. But join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God. v.13 What you heard from me, keep as the pattern of sound teaching, with faith and love in Christ Jesus."

At this time, Timothy was in Ephesus and Paul was in Rome and both of them were in danger. Here are some things Timothy needed to do:

  • Timothy needed to stir up the gift that was in him.
  • Timothy needed to be fearless, strong and loving.
  • Timothy needed to be unashamed of Jesus.
  • Timothy needed to be willing to suffer for Jesus.
  • Timothy needed to guard God's Word.

We too have giftings in our lives and we need them stirred up as well. Cowardess and fearlessness, Timothy struggled with both of these. In our lives as well, there are many we meet along the pathway of life who oppose Jesus, mimic the Church, talk against Jesus, etc.. We too need to stand strong, firm and fearless with knowing that no matter what comes our way in life, that God with us to protect us and keep us safe. We also need to be unashamed of Jesus as we encounter those who would come against us. Just as Timothy needed to be willing to suffer for Jesus, so we too need to be able to suffer as well. We also need to guard God's Word too.

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We need to wake-up spiritually, clean-up morally, grow-up responsibly and stir-up the fire of God within us.

If at some point in our lives, would we be willing to lay down our life for the cause of Christ? I think of those who are put into jail for having a Bible study in their homes, or those who are put into prison for confessing that they are a Christian, and the list goes on... Would we have cowardess and fear well up within us, or would we stand strong knowing that God is with us and on our side? It really makes you think, doesn't it?

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It is the spirit of God within us that gives us the power to overcome fear and timidity. It also gives us power and a sound mind. If you have a fire within yourself, are you willing, or are you going to keep the fire going and keep putting wood on the fire to keep it stoked and going strong? As a campfire has to have wood put on it to keep it going throughout the night, I ask you, is the wood on your fire? The choice is all yours. What are you going to do with your fire?

Matthew 28:19-20 ~ "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, v.20 and surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."

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      Faith Reaper 

      6 years ago from southern USA

      Yes, on fire for our God. He is passionate for us, and we should be hot for him, not lukewarm! Amen. I had just written on this very thing in a poem the other week, and then attended a women's conference at church Friday and Saturday about the same subject. I believe the LORD must be revealing allof this to us right now. We have been praying that the LORD GOD reveal such to the world, especially right now, and turn back to him on fire for him. God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Comfort Babatola 

      6 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA

      Beautiful. It's about time we let the world around us catch some of our flame. Some of us believers in Christ need to rededicate our lives and lay it at the cross so He can use us for His glory.

      Voted up and beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 

      6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Such words keep us close and protect us from many evils. We need to remember that always. Great article.

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      Joseph De Cross 

      6 years ago from New York

      This is the hub that I wanted read tonight. Being on fire for our maker, even if we feel fine. Wonderful scriptures and a magnificent testimony of faith.

    • Field-Of-Flowers profile imageAUTHOR

      Field-Of-Flowers 

      6 years ago from Midwest, USA

      Hi teacherjoe52 thank you for your wonderful and encouraging words. May God bless you as well and have a great day! :-)

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      teacherjoe52 

      6 years ago

      Very well said girl.

      God bless you.

    • Field-Of-Flowers profile imageAUTHOR

      Field-Of-Flowers 

      6 years ago from Midwest, USA

      Hi Sueswan thank you for taking the time to read this hub and comment. May we all strive to have more of the fire of God stirred up within us. For in the end, that's what matters. Have yourself a great day and God bless you! :-)

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      Sueswan 

      6 years ago

      Hi Field-Of-Flowers

      "We need to wake-up spiritually, clean-up morally, grow-up responsibly and stir-up the fire of God within us."

      Amen!

      Take care :)

    • Field-Of-Flowers profile imageAUTHOR

      Field-Of-Flowers 

      6 years ago from Midwest, USA

      Hi Hyphenbird it's great to hear that this has inspired you to be more on fire for God. May it inspire all who read it to be as well. Thanks for your enthusiastic comments! Have yourself a great day and God bless! :-)

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      Brenda Barnes 

      6 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      WhooHoo, may I forever be a flame of love and joy. As the Holy Spirit fills us and we learn more about God's perfect plan, we really must be on fire. Nothing else is acceptable for the One who gave everything for us. Thank you for this revival message!

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      Field-Of-Flowers 

      6 years ago from Midwest, USA

      Hi Dave Mathews always a pleasure to see you stopping by! I agree with you wholeheartedly! Being lukewarm isn't where it's at. As a campfire burns brightly and hotter with each piece of wood that's put on it, it grows to be a mighty bonfire. May we too be a bonfire for God burning brightly and shining for all to see. A great way to be received by our God indeed! Have yourself a great day and God bless you! :-)

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      Dave Mathews 

      6 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Field-of-flowers: Being on fire for God means never being seen as being lukewarm, a great way to be received by our God.

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      Field-Of-Flowers 

      6 years ago from Midwest, USA

      Hi always exploring thanks for stopping by and commenting! Even though there are many different religions out there that believe they are right and 'know the way', there is only one right way and that's through Jesus Christ. He is very near and dear to me as well. I'm glad I could share this and encourage others along the way. Have a great day and God bless! :-)

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      Field-Of-Flowers 

      6 years ago from Midwest, USA

      Hi Sturgeonl thank you so much for your wonderful comments! May all who read this hub be inspired to have more faith and stir up the fire of God within themselves. Have yourself a great day and God bless you! :-)

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      There are so many different religions, each believing they are right. I believe in God. He is very near and Dear to me. Thank you for sharing..

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      Sturgeonl 

      6 years ago

      This article definitely stirs up the fire of God and is a wonderful testimony to the importance of faith. Excellent passages and really meaningful connections. Thank you for all the wisdom and inspiration you have shared. Peace in Christ.

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