Scripture Reading: Leviticus 6:12-13
Lastly, God instructed the priests to burn wood on the altar every morning. The Scripture states: “Where there is no wood, the fire goes out; and where there is no talebearer, strife ceases. As charcoal is to burning coals, and wood to fire, so is a contentious man to kindle strife.” (Prov. 26:20-21 NKJV) Today, burning wood every morning implies spending quality time every morning in a loving and intimate fellowship or communion with God in prayer and in the Word. This will keep the fire of God’s love burning and glowing increasingly in your heart and soul. Treasuring God’s Word in your heart and focusing on God’s love for you will ignite and inflame your soul for God!
Beloved, every morning, when you turn to meditate on God’s Word, you are adding wood to the fire in your soul; it will burn with greater intensity. Every act of prayerful meditation on God’s love and Word is simply adding wood to God’s fire in your heart and soul. The Psalmist said, “My heart was hot within me; while I was musing, the fire burned. Then I spoke with my tongue.” (Psa. 39:3 NKJV)
Therefore, spend quality time every day to meditate on God’s Word and on His love for you. Friend, have you lost God’s fire in your heart or soul and have become spiritually lukewarm? You can get God’s fire back today by simply turning to the Lord
Jesus Christ in humility, repentance and faith. Jesus said to the church in Ephesus when they lost their first love for Him, “Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place – unless you repent.” (Rev. 2:5 NKJV) Therefore, arise today to spend quality time daily in a deep and intimate fellowship with God in prayer and in His Word. When you begin to focus on God and meditate deeply and constantly in His love and Word, your soul will be filled, overwhelmed, or submerged in God’s love.
This is the major way to rekindle, ignite and sustain God’s fire or love in your soul! Friend, keep your mind set, fixed or focused on God, and you will never become spiritually lukewarm, cold, or dead. The Scripture warns: “For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.” (Rom. 8:6 NKJV)
1 James 5:9-12; Ps 103:1-2.3-4.8-9.11-12(R.1a) Accl Jn 17:17ba; Gosp Mk 10:1-12 WEEKDAY St Bede De Venerable, P.D. (Opt Mem); St George VII, Pp. (Opt Mem) St. Mary Magdalene De’Pazzi, V. (Opt Mem)
Prayer Point:
1. My dear Lord Jesus, forgive me for allowing the cares of this life and the love of this world to drown and quench the fire of Your love in my soul. Dear Holy Spirit, teach and help me to diligently guard my heart firmly and continually set or fix my mind on God, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Exercise: Take the prayer to the “Holy Spirit” by Saint Augustine in “Amen: It is Done” (pg. 21).
Meditation: Psalms 39:3.