In this Life there will be Fire…

In this life there will be FIRE….
There is a chorus to a song that I love. It says something like ” There’s a FIRE down in my SOUL that I can’t control”…
Fire can keep you warm or burn you up. It can light the way or BLIND you.
The bible makes reference to fire many times. These are just a couple. Mark 9:29 says , ” For everyone will be tested with fire.” AND another verse is in Luke 3:16. ” John ( the Baptist.. meaning the Baptizer) answered their questions by saying, “I baptize you with water; but someone is coming soon who is greater than I am- so much greater that I’m not even worthy to be his slave and untie the straps of his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.”
For the past almost three years I’ve been learning to walk in the fire. Losing Dennis was a pain “a fire” i’ve never known before. There has been times I wasn’t sure I would make it.
Many times over these three years I’ve thought a lot about Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. They were tied up and thrown into a blazing furnace. “Can’t life become like a blazing furnace?”
They fell into the roaring flames, the bible says. Yeah, my heart fell into the fire on that day when Dennis died. I felt totally consumed.
BUT read on on Daniel 3:24 Here comes the good part… WAIT FOR IT…… and it says….. BUT SUDDENLY…… Nebuchadnezzar jumped up in amazement and exclaimed to his advisers, “didn’t we tie up three men and throw them into the furnace?” “yes, Your Majesty, we certainly did, They replied.” “Look! Nebuchadnezzar shouted. ” I see four men, unbound, walking around in the fire unharmed ! And the fourth looks like a god!”
In this LIFE, there will be FIRE. How will we withstand the heat?

I pray your fire is burning with desire but not consuming you. I pray that GOD is leading the way with the light of HIS Fire in your life. I strive to be the woman in the second line of this quote.