“A child, a child, shivers in the cold, let us bring Him silver & gold.” In the words of comedian Tim Hawkins, “How ‘bout a blanket, how ‘bout some soup … the child’s shiverin’ in the cold!” (Watch the whole bit here). So as I recorded a video in shorts & a t-shirt in the middle of a blizzard (Watch that here) I was thinking, “AAAAHHHHHH, I’M SO COLD.” But now I think, what’s worse than cold? Cold with no hope of warmth I guess.
As a believer you have hope for warmth! Sounds good as you look outside right now doesn’t it – haha. How does warmth for your soul sound? Well, Paul tells Timothy how to get there . . .
“For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands.” (2 Tim. 1:6 NIV)
Wait, wait, wait – so warmth in my soul in not just the comfortable, feel good laziness of not having any more troubles? Nope, that’s for dead people (RIP, you know). You’re not dead yet, but you still have hope for warmth. Hope for flame in your soul rests in powerful supernatural gifts of God. That is exactly what Paul is referring to here, and it’s echoed in Luke 3:16 and Acts 2:3. There is no other spiritual or emotional warmth mentioned in the Scripture. God wants to warm you up, in fact, He wants to light you on fire!
I could tell so many stories from this past week of God doing this thru me and others, but what are you waiting for – make your own stories. In fact, if you’re reading this I commission you, in Jesus name, to see God do something supernatural in your life today!!!