Don’t burn out // 18-03-19

“Don’t burn out; keep yourselves fuelled and aflame. Be alert servants of the Master, cheerfully expectant. Don’t quit in hard times; pray all the harder.” Romans‬ ‭12:11-12 MSG‬‬

Spiritual burn out is a very real threat in this day and age where there are so many different stresses and demands on our time and attention. But this verse tells us what we MUST do if we are going to stay fuelled and shining bright: Above all else I need to be alert to God and what He wants me to do (Is anything currently getting in the way of my relationship with Jesus, my worship of Him and my service to Him?) I need to keep believing that God can and will use me for His glorious purposes (Am I around positive, cheerful people who are encouraging me in this?) And I need to pray all the more when trials and troubles come (Is my prayer life more or less active? Are my thoughts more about pressing on or giving up?) Lord, help me to be proactive this week in staying close to You and choosing Your way. Fire me up again I pray for all that You have prepared for me this week and may that flame in me transfer warmth and light in all those I meet. Amen 🔥