The Faith Flame

Soul Snack 8/77 ... The Faith Flame

Mountain air low and thick commands attention. The freshness enlivening, the cold numbing. Constant drenching mist-like rain, so definitely captures this season, the season for a hearth.

Cool damp days plus roaring open hearths are an equation for physical effort. No roaring fire is self-perpetuating, no glowing embers self sustaining.

The previously stacked dry firewood and consistent effort is always rewarded, leaping flames and a warm euphoria now available. Yet neglect the fire, smother air to the embers, or isolate the embers is to quickly see a fire die.

Faith and flames are so similar. My faith constantly needs the fresh air of the Holy Spirit to energise my faith flame.

My faith flame requires regular, planned and encouraging nourishment which actually requires effort. My faith flame cannot grow in isolation, anymore than an ember without flames very close around it can glow.
(It is a lie that a can Christian can neglect church, all need the warmth of Christians around them.)

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebs 10:24-25

When my faith is on fire, despite the cold, the wind or the rain that maybe outside of me, inside I will be bright and warm, glowing for all to see.

For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you ... 2 Tim 1:6

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