Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Stir it Up

In my last post I talked about “pressing in”, “tilling up” & stirring up”.  They are all great to talk about doing, but HOW do we do it?

2 Tim 1:6

Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.

I use the NIV translation which says “fan the flame” instead of “stir up the gift”

As soon as I posted my last post, I have wanted to communicate HOW to press, till & stir.  Then it came to me.  They are all VERBS.  Verbs are action.  They require me to DO something.  So what am I going to do everyday?

Read the Word – this gives fuel to my fire.  My life and my confession will have substance and foundation.

Pray the Word – this breathes life into my fire, like oxygen and gives the inferno inside me direction

Speak the Word – this spreads the fire and reinforces what I know is TRUTH.

If I do not do these things, my flame (or gift) will diminish from lack of use and my purpose will not be fulfilled.

I could write pages about this subject, but I won’t.  I write these snippets to make myself think and live deliberately.

4 comments:

Kelley said...

What a great post! It is good to remind us to not be hearers of the word only, but also doers.

seeking him... said...

Thank you Becky for this post! I needed to be reminded to 'Pray the Word'. My fire needs a little bit of oxygen!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Great reminder for today. As for the kitchen remodel, it is all in my head right now. Still thinking about what to do and saving money to do it. Jackie

Landon Parker said...

That's good Word Becky. I needed to hear that today!