Fresh Hope – 4th November 2020

Yesterday I was trying to keep a dwindling log fire going. 

I regularly had to poke the fire, prod the embers and add on logs. The fire was lovely, but a degree of maintenance was involved. 

It reminds me of when Paul encouraged Timothy ‘to fan into flames the spiritual gift God gave you’ (2 Timothy 1:6). 

You may feel a bit flat in your faith. The fire once burning in your belly is perhaps dwindling. 

There is a spiritual responsibility for us to “fan into flame” that which has been imparted. The flame of our faith isn’t going to roar if we aren’t feeding it fuel.
If you’re feeling weak, disconnected, and cold, can I encourage you to add fuel to your faith? Connect with the Holy Spirit. Spend time in prayer, worship and the word. Reflect. Connect with others. 

Your flame is your personal responsibility. It is not the job of your pastor, leader, spouse or parent to keep your spiritual fervour alive. Your relationship with God is personal. 

The flame of your faith needs feeding. Don’t neglect it. Keep on burning!

Emma Burchell

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