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The Men of Iron Minute

by Chad Zueck | Director of Content Creation

Fanning the Fire

There’s something about fire. Flames doing combustion’s dance, and the heat radiating through blue and yellow hues drifting through the ether. A fire begins with an igniter, fuel, and a flicker. As the flame begins to burn, you feed the fire. The small twigs and branches turn into logs, and the fire sustains a while. The fire becomes self-sustaining once the flame becomes hot enough to draw in oxygen to burn. As fall creeps up, the roar of football fields will invite the fanatic, and the campfires will warm weary souls. Roaring fires eventually turn to ember, and our faith can go from blazing inferno to dull glow rather quickly. Faster than you think.

In Leviticus 6:9, Moses is commanded to keep the fire burning, “Give Aaron and his sons this command: ‘These are the regulations for the burnt offering: The burnt offering is to remain on the altar hearth throughout the night, till morning, and the fire must be kept burning on the altar. (NIV84)

A person could give a burnt offering at any time. It was a sacrifice of acknowledgment of sinful nature and a request for a fresh start with God. You can get the importance of the fire. This area of the world is not known for lush forests, so this would require attention, planning, and hard work.

A man must fan the flame of faith by the Word of God and personal prayer (1 Timothy 1:6). Fanning, the flame of faith awakens the spirit to the things of God; thus, faith ignites a passion for God and a willingness to live out God’s purpose.

 

Stoke the fire.
God is speaking.

 

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