Jeremiah 20:9 his word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones. I am weary of holding it in;
indeed, I cannot.
Fire spreads, lights and consumes. You cannot hold it, stop it or control it. A small fire can set an entire forest ablaze and so is the
word of God. One word from above can set an unquenchable fire in your hearts and makes you restless till you run after it and act upon your calling. When God calls you to sing or preach or feed the
poor, it is like fire in your heart. You cannot sit back and relax till you get up and take your mat. Your mat can be a testimony of healing, a new song or tune from Heaven, a rhema fresh from your Pastor's podium
or just about encouraging someone in distress. Whatever it is, you need to take up your mat and walk in faith. Everything He does and gives is an opportunity to testify, bless and give. He gives so we inturn
can give it back to those He loves.
Jeremiah was known throughout the scriptures as a 'Weeping Prophet.' He fought with the Lord for calling Him to a nation that was hard to teach.
He cried out to the Lord and there came a time when He dint want to carry on with his prophetic calling anymore. He was like 'Enough is Enough Lord! I just can't do it.' Doesn't it echo our voices? How many times have we come to the end of our tether and cried out to the Lord in a similar fashion. Just when we do that, we sense that overwhelming burden all the more, a mighty rush, a heart ablaze
to spread His love even more. You feel like you would explode if you were to hold it back. A fire cannot be shut up in anyone's bones. It would burn up everything within and leave ashes
behind. None of us wants to wither away by withholding ourselves from spreading Jesus' love.
Fire to sing. Fire to Preach. Fire to love the
destitute, downtrodden and afflicted with a love larger than life. Fire to give sacrificially. Fire to write songs and compose fresh tunes. Fire to write on His Love. Fire
to offer ourselves as living sacrifices on His altar as an act of worship.
Donot withhold such a Great Fire lest it makes you weary. Even if you try, you simply CANNOT.