Apostle Grace Lubega
Jeremiah 20:9 (KJV); Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay.
The Word of God by its nature has placed a fire in our bones. It has not been designed to leave us passive and indifferent to the demands of heaven.
When a man receives the Word of God, his experience is similar to what the Prophet Jeremiah alludes to in our theme scripture. He says that it was like a fire in his bones and he could not stay. The Message Bible translation of this verse says that he could not hold it in any longer.
If the Word cannot provoke you to preach the gospel and to win souls for the kingdom of God, you must ask yourself, by what fire are you burning?
By what fire are you burning, child of God, if you do not feel the slightest inclination to do something for the kingdom such as to serve and to give of your time for the sake of the gospel?
By what fire are you burning child of God, if you read the Word when you want and when it suits your fancy yet the same Word should provoke us to hunger for more?
By what fire are you burning if you pray only when the mood suits you and are comfortable spending time away from the presence of God when it is convenient for you to do so?
The Word of God is what thrusts us out of our comfort zones to seek the deeper realities of heaven, to spend and be spent for the sake of Christ, and to travail for souls because we must see Christ formed in men.
FURTHER STUDY: Galatians 4:19, 2 Corinthians 12:15
GOLDEN NUGGET: The Word of God is what thrusts us out of our comfort zones to seek the deeper realities of heaven, to spend and be spent for the sake of Christ, and to travail for souls because we must see Christ formed in men.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank You for this truth. Thank You for Your Word and what it is doing in my life. I do not receive it with indifference but reverence. It works mightily in me and causes me to give myself wholly, for the sake of the kingdom of God, in Jesus’ name, Amen.