Welcome to "Fan the Flame" Friday.
This is a weekly post that will be "short and sweet" (kinda like me...)
Just a word and a question (or few)…just a little something to
"fan the flame" of your creativity!
And, to further fan those faith-filled flames (try saying that 10 times in a row!) – I'm adding my favorite devotional from the week!
Today's word: longing
What are you longing for?
Why is it impossible for the things of this world to fulfill that sense of longing?
In what ways does God answer the deepest longing of our hearts?
Let me know what you think!!
"Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life." (Proverbs 13:12, NIV)
"My soul is consumed with longing for your laws at all times."
(Psalm 119:20, NIV)
(Psalm 119:20, NIV)
"My soul faints with longing for your salvation, but I have put my hope in your word." (Psalm 119:81, NIV)
"At night my soul longs for You, Indeed, my spirit within me seeks You diligently..." (Isaiah 26:9, NASB)
"As the deer longs for streams of water, so I long for you, O God."
(Psalm 42:1, NLT)
DEVOTIONAL OF THE WEEK:
A Prayer About EMPTINESS
When my soul is dry and empty
My heart feels empty. I feel a loss of motivation, meaning, and purpose, and there seems no reason to go on...It's always some sort of loss that empties one's emotional tank. My reserves are used up...and I have nothing left to give...Fill me with your love, truth, and goodness...You are the Living Water that can refresh me eternally. I am waiting on you, Lord, to restore meaning, purpose, and satisfaction in my life.
*I am filled with longing for You, Lord - please fill me.
John 7:37-38 (NASB): Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, "If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, 'From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.'"
"This is why I remind you to fan into flames the spiritual gift God gave you…For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline." (2 Timothy 1:6-7)
(Devotional from: "365 Pocket Prayers for Women" by Ronald A. Beers, c. 2011, Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.)
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