THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: OK, BREAK OVER! After yesterday’s announcement I got a flood of inspiration for ‘Thought For The Day’. I kind of felt like Jeremiah: [Jeremiah 20:9] “Then I said, “I will not make mention of Him, Nor speak anymore in His name.” But His word was in my heart like a BURNING FIRE Shut up in my bones; I was weary of holding it back, And I could not.” After holding back for a day?…THAT’S ENOUGH. So what I want you to consider today is the WORD OF GOD and it’s presence in your life. IT NEEDS TO BE INSIDE…BURNING!…and it is with me, I hope and pray it is with you. Of course the idea of the Word of God burning inside of you is a metaphor. It means to be CONSUMED, as in a fire that is burning and consuming combustible material. When it comes to God’s Word, your heart is the combustible material set on fire by the Word Of God. As you read and hear God’s Word, it gets inside and begins to consume. This is a powerful dimension of how God works in our lives. God’s Word is not just words on a page…His objective is to write His Word in your heart and there it should remain…BURNING! I can’t fathom going a day without reading my Bible and I spend a lot time simply meditating on His Word. When it gets inside amazing things happen. You will find yourself with strength you didn’t think you had and you will discover answers for the complex problems of life. The Word of God burning on the inside brings joy, victory and peace. It never fails…if I am troubled, discouraged or simply don’t know what to do about a problem…The Word of God brings answers and always calms the storm in a troubled world. BREAK OVER!
– Pastor Stephens