Is Your Fire Lit?

A few years ago my husband asked me the most influential question in my walk with Christ. He seen how chaotic my mind had been and took me out for a date night which he knows I always enjoy. We sit down at the restaurant and start having a conversation. He continues on and asks me “looking back from a year ago can you see any growth in your walk?” That question took me by surprise. My flesh and pride wanted to say well of course. What kind of question is that. However, the Spirit inside me knew the answer. And quite truthfully I was not growing at all. Rather, I was stagnant in my walk with the Lord. And I had to confess that to him beings he asked me the question in which he already knew the answer to. 

James 1:4
 “And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” 

I was most certainly lacking. I was lacking the fire and hunger to seek the Lord daily. To remember that it takes action to have the fruits that bear from the vine. I became so wrapped up in the demands that life can bring I forgot my first love. 

That night I was laying in bed and reflecting on my walk. I knew I had to do something about it because now I was able to be honest with myself and admit to what I was not doing. And that was getting into the Word and communing with God. So I began to pray. I asked God that night to light a fire under me that I never had before. To give me a strong desire to honor and worship Him in all things. 

He is so faithful even when we are not. The next day my fire was lit and I began getting into the Word and reaching out to where He was leading me. I had to step out of myself so I could bring glory to Him. In which He most certainly deserves. 

Psalm 68:4-5 
“Sing to God, sing in praise of his name, extol Him who rides on the clouds; rejoice before Him. His name is the Lord. A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.” 

God knew what I needed. I needed a spiritual wake up call. And that is exactly what that question did for me. It allowed me to become honest with myself and to have my fire burn again. I thank God for my husband and how he encourages my walk with Christ continually. 

Now that we have a new year starting this can be the perfect time to reflect on all of our walks with Christ and see if our fire is lit or if we need a spiritual wake up call. God is waiting to hear from all of us and wants us to cry out to Him. 

Psalm 61:2
“From the end of the earth I call to You when my heart is faint; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.”

~Amanda Green