Rolling out of the fire… And then back in.

I was reminded this weekend of the importance of spending time with other “on fire” Christians, working toward kingdom goals – and how that fellowship renews your strength and course-corrects your path.

There is a great illustration of a pastor visiting a man who has not been attending worship and not saying a word, only removing a coal from the fire, watching it cool and then putting it back in, making it flare back to life. Without a word, he showed the man the importance of staying connected.

I think we all have a tendency to get stuck in a rut, to forget lessons we’ve learned or to drift from where we want to be… Spending time doing things that can only be accomplished in God’s strength and with the guidance of the Spirit has a way of reminding you whose you are, and what you are called to do. Thank you, Lord, for your faithfulness and patience, teaching and reteaching me your love and truth.