The Thought for the Week this week is written by Craig Duke

by Susie Jean Sharkey

“……He will baptise you with the Holy Spirit and fire”….Luke chapter 3 and part of verse 16

With the Fire Conference only round the corner I have been thinking about the word ‘fire’ and what it means in a spiritual way to me.

John the Baptist refers to this fire in, Luke Chapter 3: 16

John answered them all, “I baptize you with water. But one who is more powerful than I will come, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.”

The man John the Baptist speaks about is Jesus our saviour and when we get baptised in the holy spirit our spiritual fire is lit. Like a fire though if we don’t fuel our spiritual flame within it will grow dim.

Keeping the flame lit and letting it grow within into a roaring fire is our true desire. We need to live our lives following Jesus and listening to His word and what He has for us. Trusting in Him with our lives and loving Him whole heartily. Over the coming weeks and through the fire conference we need to turn our minds to God whatever stage we are at. No matter how big or small, strong or weak our fire may be at this moment , we need to let it burn and watch it grow as the Spirit falls among us.

God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, I will follow you; be with us through this fire conference; bring your spirit upon us and make our fires grow with your presense.