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.

What are we doing to protect our hearts from going cold? Are we staying close to the fire of Christ? 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 we don’t stay close to the spiritual warmth of God’s love and deepening our knowledge of Him, we will allow situation and circumstance to offend us and cause us to fall away.

The colder it is in the world, the more we must run to the fire of God’s Word and receive His truth, receive His understanding and His Spirit. Refuse to sit and remain offended with anyone. Doing this will keep the enemy out and keep God’s love in.

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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16 thoughts on “Stay By the Fire”

  1. Thank you God continues to filled me with your holy spirit keep me oh God close to your heart and your word feed me your love put your holy spirit and me and the name of Jesus Amen

  2. God is so good. This was in sync with what I studied this morning in Ecclesiasties this morning. Lord you know my heart and that it’s broken by family strife. Father heal my wounds, replace the bad memories with good and help me understand my offender. Amen.

  3. God is so good. This was in sync with what I studied this morning in Ecclesiasties. Lord you know my heart and that it’s broken by family strife. Father heal my wounds, replace the bad memories with good and help me understand my offender. Amen.

  4. Enjoyed the message and loved the conviction that I experienced! Praise God!!! Even if in-laws were/are ugly to me, I’m going to praise God anyway for my husband who loves me dearly!!! God has it; therefore, I will love on them in spite of their treatment to me. God, you have been too good to me!!!

  5. Goodmorning my LORD FATHER GOD.” Thank YOU for YOUR Word Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah i receive I believe I trust in YOU my GOD” and KING.” In YOUR GLORIOUS MIGHTY NAME JESUS.” AMEN AMEN AMEN Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah Thank You my Sister’s Kesha Dotk Ministrie GLORY TO GOD.” Timely message indeed so needed. Yes YOU Are a Good Good FATHER” Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah GLORY GLORY GLORY GLORY GLORY TO YOU” O my GOD” and KING.” LOVE And GOD BLESS You All ALOHA Always Sister Chrissy Honolulu Hawai’i United States AMEN AMEN AMEN N.C for a season. Hallelujah to JESUS.” 🙇‍♂️💖⚘💖⚘💖⚘⚘💖⚘💖⚘💖⚘💖⚘💖⚘💖⚘

    1. Forgive me FATHER GOD.” Have mercy on me a sinner, never leave me nor forsake me be LORD Over my life for all eternity. O LORD HOLY SPIRIT,” Help me that YOU LORD JESUS are centerd in my heart YOU” YOUR Word that I may Glorify YOU FATHER GOD” all the Days of my life. In “JESUS CHRIST” MIGHTY GLORIOUS NAME AMEN AMEN I LOVE YOU my LORD FATHER GOD”JESUS”HOLY SPIRIT my KING OF KINGS And LORD OF LORDS.” Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah GLORY GLORY GLORY LOVE YOUR Daughter Chrissy💖⚘⚘⚘⚘⚘⚘⚘⚘⚘⚘⚘⚘⚘⚘⚘

  6. What a Revelation of his word…am so blessed!
    Thank you sister for allowing God to use you for us….

  7. Praise the Lord for this word today, Father keep me close to the Warmth of you and Not grow Cold in my Heart. In Jesus Name Amen 🙏💜❤💚💙💛⚘

  8. I am thankful for this ministry it really speaks to my heart I always read something I need to be all the praise and the glory thank you my sis in Christ for allowing God to use u to minister to his people and everyone who needs it cause we all need his word thank you.

  9. Wow, what a word! Life is about relationships. What one is made of is manifested through relationship. Besides, what’s inside us doesn’t destroy us but what comes out of us . Dearest Lord, my goal is to please you at all times. Please order my steps and let my ways be pleasing to you. Yes, where evil abound, your grace abounds much more. May your grace saturate me Lord and guide me into all truth. I love you Lord!

  10. Amen..Amen..Amen!!!!!!!!!
    Lord, I Thank You🙌🙌..I Thank You..I Thank You..I Thank You for keeping me “Spiritually Warm In You”..THANK YOU LORD🙌🙌
    Yesss we are living in a bitter cold cold world with a lot of bitter cold cold, selfish, mean spirited & hateful people😔..I wish the world was a happy place😊, filled with lots of sunshine🌞🌹🌻🌼🌷, peace👼✌, laughter😄 & happiness😍..staying faithful on this Christian Journey..we’ll get to an even GREATER PLACE..OVER YONDER🙌🙌..Until we get there..Lord, I Thank You for keeping me in the Spirtual Fire of Your WORD!! I Thank You for allowing me to receive Your truth, understanding & Spirit!! THANK YOU for showing me/teaching me how to release what was holding me “hostage/in bondage” (I didn’t even realize “it” had that much power over me)..Thank You Lord, for opening my ❤ to love EVEN MORE!!! THANK YOU LORD I’M FREE!! I WILL stay by the fire🔥
    I JUST LOVE YOU LORD!!!💓😍💞🤗💝😊💗😙
    Lord, Please Continue To Bless & Shine Your Light Of Love Upon Your Obedient Servant Sister Kesha, Her Awesome Team, This Amazing Ministry, My Sister Felicia & My DOTK Sisters💖!!
    Be Blessed, Stay Humble & Encouraged!!!
    Love Always, Your DOTK Sister In Christ, Wendy💕

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