Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Fan The Flame!

"For this reason I remind you to "fan into FLAME the GIFT of GOD" which is in you."                    2 Timothy 1:6
Recently I had the pure joy of serving our dear sisters in Christ in the State of Michigan as they invited me to share at "Light the Fire"! I can not express with adequate words the many life-changing things that God did in our lives through His Word! I would like to share with you today a few of the words that God led me to share during the evening banquet message at "Light the Fire~Fan The Flame" prayer is that these words will "Fan The Flame" of the GIFT of GOD which is in your Gifted2Go life in Christ!!
2 Timothy 1:5-8 "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 you also. For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God. For God did not give us a spirit of fearfulness , but one of power, love, and sound judgment. So do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord..."!!!
3 Ways Can God Use Your Life To Light The Fire ~ Fan The Flame?
  • God Chose Your Life to Display His Light of Jesus! "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 you also." 2 Timothy 1:5
Whether you have the blessing of a heritage of faith with a Christian grandmother and mother, or whether you are the beginning of a heritage of faith as a first generation Christian (like I am), "Jesus said, YOU ARE THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD"! (Matthew 5:14) and "Jesus said, you did not choose me, but I CHOOSE YOU and APPOINTED YOU to GO" (John 15:16) As we just read the very words of Jesus, my friend, YOU ARE GIFTED2GO into a dark empty cold cruel world and share the LIGHT & FLAME of JESUS! **The Gifted2Go witnessing giftcard begins with an empty box because without Christ each one of our lives is an like a dark empty box! (Eph.2:12b)
  • God Chose Your Life to Fan The Flame of His Giftedness! "For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you..." 2 Timothy 1:6
When you became a Christian you received Jesus and at least one or more of His Gifts that give you the ability to be GIFTED2GO! As we walk in obedience with the Lord, His Giftedness is expressed through our lives as His witness. As we share the Lord with others, His Giftedness "Fans The Flame" in the hearts of other believers that are striving to be His witness. As we share the Lord, THE CROSS, with others and they accept Jesus and His forgivness, He fills the dark empty box of each heart! **The second part of the Gifted2Go witnessing giftcard is The Cross because God sent Jesus to die on The Cross for you and for me. "For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whosoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16
God's Giftedness shared through your life plants and waters seeds of Faith into the lives of people that need the Lord as God reaps the Harvest! "one plants and one waters but it is God who makes things grows...the one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will be rewarded according to their own labor." 1 Corinthians 3:7-8
  • God Chose Your Life to Share His Light...Courageously! "For the spirit God gave us does not make us timid (God has not given us the spirit of fear), but gives us power, love and self-discipline. So DO NOT BE ASHAMED of the TESTIMONY about our LORD...rather, join me in suffering for the Gospel, by the Power of God." 2 Timothy 1:7-8
As we say yes to Jesus and His Gifted2Go calling on our lives, God gives us the power/courage/ability/words/giftedness to daily join Him and Share Jesus with others. His flame burns bright as we share His Light with others! His flame is not only a bright courageous light, it is a FOREVER light! **The third part of the Gifted2Go witnessing giftcard is "the bow" that means forever! Jesus is a free gift we are given to make an eternal difference in our lives forever! When we ask for forgiveness, accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, and live for Him, you can change the world forever because you are now Gifted2Go by God! The Lord will Never Leave You or Forsake You! You are Gifted2Go share Jesus with others!! (Deut. 31:8, Hebrews 13:5)
Life Application: What is God saying to you personally right now? He wants to Light a New Fire in your heart today, maybe for the very first time, or maybe a Fresh Fire...all we have to do is say YES to JESUS! God is Fanning the Flame of The Gift of God in your life and in my life right now...will we allow Him to have His Gifted2Go Will in our lives? Just Say YES to JESUS and He will lead you where He wants to use you to Fan the Flame as His Gifted2Go Witness! AMEN!!
♥"Come and listen, all who fear God, let me tell you what He has done for me"!! Psalm 66:16♥
p.s. can you believe that I have written today's blog/devotion in THE DARK!!! The power company turned off my lights to change out a power pole right before I began to write today's GIFTED2GO blog...the Lord will lay on your heart His thoughts...because...His powerful flame is in you as we listen & obey The GIFT of All Gifts & The LIGHT of all Lights=JESUS!!!!