by Adam Howard
Content Coordinator, CBN Europe
Sometimes it feels like you’ve got nothing left. No more to give. You’ve run hard and have spent all the energy you had getting to this point. The fire that burned inside you, now feels like little more than an ember – delicate and at any moment it could just blow out.
Maybe you’re at that point right now. Once, you were white-hot in the middle of the fire, now like a coal that has fallen onto the hearth, you’re growing cold. Maybe you’ve been battered by life; the bruises still visible; wounded and scarred. Fear has taken residence and tells you to pull back; don’t put yourself out there; withdraw.
If that rings true in you today, I want to encourage you. It’s not over. If you have breath in your lungs, then He hasn’t finished with you yet. If you are battle weary, rest in Him. If you’re cold, come close. If you’re just an ember or barely even smouldering, let Him ignite you again.
The bible says,
“He won’t brush aside the bruised and the hurt and he won’t disregard the small and insignificant, but he’ll steadily and firmly set things right. He won’t tire out and quit. He won’t be stopped until he’s finished his work—to set things right on earth.” – Isaiah 42:3-4 (MSG)
If you’re just an ember or barely even smouldering, let Him ignite you again.
All it takes is a spark. One moment in the presence of the King. One word; one touch that shifts the tide.
It was one word that called Lazarus forth from the grave; a cry of ‘silence’ that stopped a storm in its tracks. A simple “let there be…” and all then was.
Just a spark. Kelly Jones once said, “It only takes one tree to make a thousand matches, it only takes one match to burn a thousand trees.”
One small spark to ignite a wild-fire within. One that burns with unquenchable ferocity, that isn’t blown out by the winds that will come. A fire that invites others to gather round, enjoy the warmth and feast in it’s glow.
If you have nothing more to give, allow Him today to spark in you a new fire, fuelled and sustained by grace.