Stay By the Fire

“Sin will be rampant everywhere, and the love of many will grow cold.” Matthew 24:12 (NLT)

“Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world.” James 4:8 (NLT)

When it is cold outside we naturally turn on the heat to keep ourselves warm. We cover ourselves with blankets and gather by the fire. We do what we can to protect ourselves from being affected by the harsh climate.

It is bitter cold in the world today and sin is rampant. With the actions of many people being uncharacteristic of God, what are we doing to keep our love from growing cold? We must draw near to God and let Him draw near to us. If you don’t stay close to the spiritual warmth of God’s love and deepening your knowledge of Him, you will allow situation and circumstance to offend you and cause you to fall away.

The colder it is in the world, the more you must run to the Fire of God’s Word and receive His truth, receive His understanding and His Spirit. Let His peace flow in and through you like warm liquid. Refuse to sit and remain offended with anyone. Doing this will keep the enemy out and keep God’s love in.

You don’t have to side with the world. Everyone will have their opinion of why someone is behaving the way they are, but you, let God show you the deeper meaning. In all your getting get understanding. Understanding and love are directly proportional. The more understanding you have from God about someone, the better you can relate to them. Let God bless you with understanding so that you can love better in this day and time. Draw close to Him and He will turn on the heat in your heart and increase your love capacity. It is cold outside. Stay by the Fire.

Prayer: Father, thank You for speaking to me. It is cold and dark in this world. I draw near to You. Enlarge my heart and keep my love warm God. Don’t let me grow cold and callous. Help me stay by the warmth of Your presence and in Your Word. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit and be glorified in me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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10 thoughts on “Stay By the Fire”

  1. Father…”where can I go from your spirit, where can I flee from your presence. Even darkness isn’t dark to you, it’s as light. Please Lord keep me and all my sister’s always close to the warmth and love of you..Amen❤

    1. Thanks for the powerful message!! We are living in a very dark days!! But my trust .is in the God of light!

  2. Very good word! This warning is for the CHURCH at large, regardless of the denomination. 2 Timothy 3:1-5 applies to this topic as well. By the mercies of God, we must strive to stay close to Him.

  3. Thank you God for this word today, keep me warm next to you Lord, keep me out of the cold where I would be Lost in the World. Keep me by the Fire In Jesus Name Amen 🙏🙆‍♀️💃🙌💚💜💛❤💖💕💓💙💞

  4. Thank you for delivery this word filled me oh God filled me with your love and understanding and Jesus name a Amen

  5. What a wonderful place to be, in the presence of the Lord. Thank you Father for the desire to draw close to You and You drawing close to us. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  6. Amen! Thank you for this message, great true , i will myself in the warmth of Gods word and praying to prevent myself from getting bitter over any circumstances and lies of the enemie .

  7. Amen! Thank you for this message, great true , i will keep myself in the warmth of Gods word and praying to prevent myself from getting bitter over any circumstances and lies of the enemie .

    1. Thank you Lord for blessing and encouraging me with your word this morning. I draw near to you Lord. Let your presence fill me with your love and keep me worm always. I love you Lord in Jesus Name…Amen!

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