Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16
One of my favorite things about winter is sitting and gazing at a fire in the fireplace. There is just something about the warmth and glow of a fire that just draws you in.
At my home, my husband is chief fire starter followed by my sons. Early one cold morning, I attempted to get the fire going. I followed their example – newspaper, lighter wood then stacked firewood. I didn’t want a huge blaze, so I just used a few pieces of firewood. My fire quickly caught, then fizzled out. Chief fire starter came to my rescue! He told me, “You have to build it up high with many pieces of wood so the fire will consume the wood and put the warmth out quickly.”
This verse came to mind. If we let ourselves be consumed with the Lord, be filling our hearts with His Word and prayer, those we come in contact will feel His warmth and be drawn to Him through us. When His love in our hearts overflows in good words, attitudes and actions, people will want to gaze at what is inside us – which is God’s love. He will draw them to Himself, using His love through us. Our God is a consuming fire!