Did you know there is a fire burning? Can you smell it? Can you sense it? God is stirring!
The embers are beginning to catch fire again. The embers have been settled for a long time. But, God is stirring, and something is about to happen. Do you see it? Do you know it is beginning?
We have felt this flame before…it’s been a while, but it feels familiar. We’re not bothered by the embers being stirred, again it feels familiar. Why are the embers beginning to catch fire again…God is stirring!
We are living in a day when God is stirring all over the place. In Africa, people are being healed. In Brazil, people are being delivered from addictions. In India, people are receiving Jesus in places that were previously closed to the gospel. In Pakistan people are being trained to lead the Life in the Spirit Seminar. In America new doors are opening for church renewal. God is stirring!
Embers are being stirred in people’s spirits and there is a sense of a developing movement. The embers are catching fire again, and more people are being drawn to the flame. The fire is getting hotter…Do you see it? Do you smell it? Are you on fire?
You see, when God is stirring, those who are in His presence feel the fire beginning to burn. They sense something is near. They cannot put their finger on it, but it is of God. Fire…light, warmth, defense, power; purging, cleansing, purifying…all of this is happening. What is God up to? God is stirring!
When you see fire happening in the church, what do you think? Let’s put it out, or ask God to turn it up? You know what happens in churches where there is fire…God is stirring!
God is stirring the people and churches. There is a sense that God is beginning something new, something powerful. God is awakening power in the church and boldness in people. God wants churches and individuals who are on fire for Him. God is stirring!
John Wesley responded to a person once who asked him about the crowds who came to hear him that God set him on fire and the people came to see him burn. God was stirring then, too!
May you sense God’s stirring in your lives in order to bring your embers into full flame. Then, you will be a light in your church and in your community.
Fire…Fire…FIRE…God is stirring!