Bob has such good stuff, y’all! Day 10 is going to set your soul on fire!! We’ve spent the last week (re-)committing to a serious pursuit of revitalizing our relationship with God through spending the first 15 minutes of our day in our secret place with Him. Today, find out how to burn for God!

If you missed any of the earlier posts, take this time to catch up before continuing:

Introduction                             Day 1                                             Day 2                                          Day 3                                          Day 4                                     Day 5                    Day 6                                         Day 7                                             Day 8                                                Day 9

NOTE: I’m basing this challenge on my friend Bob Sorge’s book “Secrets of the Secret Place,” if you’d like to follow along. I bought this book the first night I met and heard Bob speak, and it was a real blessing at a time I was struggling to get back into a daily morning prayer and Bible-reading time. I highly encourage you to buy your own copy today. I promise it will be one of the best investments you make. (Buy it here now. It’s on sale!)

Kindle The Flame

Jesus came to kindle a fire on earth by which He wanted to set us all ablaze. If you don’t feel a fire for Jesus in your soul, you probably need to be spending more time in your secret place alone with Him; that’s where the Fire is! When you chose God as Lord of  your life, He instilled within you a desire to be a living flame of holiness. That’s why you’re never really satisfied with status quo Christianity. If you feel like something is missing, un to your secret place and stoke the flames until that desire sparks to life inside you!

I have come to bring fire on the earth – and how I wish it were already kindled! – Luke 12:49

Catch A Spark

God Himself called His Word a fire (Jeremiah 23:29). When you approach His throne in your secret place, you are drawing near to “the blazing inferno of the ages.” But if you want to be set on fire, you’re going to have to get close to God; you can’t catch a spark from a distance. He is the white-hot source of the fire you long for, and your secret place is where “the Spirit of burning” (Isaiah 4:4) is waiting to ignite your soul! Our God is “a jealous God” (Exodus 20:5), and His Spirit “who dwells in us yearns jealously” (James 4:5) to be our all-consuming passion.

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Feel The Fire

In my Proverbs 6 study, I looked at verse 27, viewing it in light of the obvious application to adultery. But it is also applicable in this study:

Can a man take fire to his bosom, and his clothes not be burned? Can one walk on hot coals, and his fee not be seared? – Proverbs 6:27-28

Picture entering your secret place. You see before you the path of hot coals of holiness leading to God’s throne. You feel drawn to His flame and run to Him….begging to take His very fire into your soul. As you kneel at His feet, you feel the ragged, dirty, sinful clothes of your old life burn away, and you look down to see you are now clothed in white robes of righteousness. You feel the fire of God burning inside you….yearning to leap out and spread to everyone around you!

Burn, Baby, Burn!

And when you have God’s all-consuming fire burning inside you, people will notice; people are always drawn to a fire.  So let’s pray for fire today! “Oh, Holy Spirit….ignite Your burning jealousy within me. “Restore the joy I had. I have wandered, bring me back. In this darkness, lead me through until all I see is You.” Burn away every competing affection and false god until my very soul is engulfed in a holy fire burning for You, God, alone!

I quoted the lyrics to Third Day’s “Soul On Fire” in that prayer. Click on the video link (here or below) and dance to Jesus while it plays! Bookmark the video and take that energy with you as you go out into your day. Play it whenever you feel your fire dying out. And remember….

 

 

 

 

Soul On Fire (video link)

by Third Day

God, I’m running for Your heart
I’m running for Your heart
Till I am a soul on fire
Lord, I’m longing for Your ways
I’m waiting for the day
When I am a soul on fire
Till I am a soul on fire
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Lord, restore the joy I had
I have wandered, bring me back
In this darkness, lead me through
Until all I see is You

God, I’m running for Your heart
I’m running for Your heart
Till I am a soul on fire
Lord, I’m longing for Your ways
I’m waiting for the day
When I am a soul on fire
Till I am a soul on fire

Lord, let me burn for You again
Let me return to You again
And Lord, let me burn for You again
And let me return to You again

God, I’m running for Your heart
I’m running for Your heart
Till I am a soul on fire
Lord, I’m longing for Your ways
I’m waiting for the day
When I am a soul on fire

God, I’m running for Your heart
I’m running for Your heart
Till I am a soul on fire
I wanna be
Till I am a soul on fire
Till I am a soul on fire