Imagine with me for a moment that you are camping with all your gear. You have already set up your tent when you realize the sun is going down and you haven’t much time to get a fire started. You find some flint at the last second. You scratch it against a rock and a spark ignites.

God is your flint. He sparks your personal flame. He wants you to show your flame to everyone and spread it to others. There always needs to be at least one flame to light others. Jesus was that one. He spread his flame to his disciples and everyone he met. He took all our sins, wrote it down on paper, and created a bonfire so everyone could spark their flame. Every once in a while a gust of wind will try to snuff out your light and relationship with God. Turn from the wind, and protect your flame. This is the devil trying to do this. The only thing is he can’t snuff you out because once God lights you he also gives you a wind shield. The devil can’t snuff out your flame if he can’t get to you. All you need to do is let God light your flame and recognize that it is the devil trying to snuff you out.

If you let God take over, then you have a fully protected shield. It is like one-way glass. You can tell people about Christ without gusts of wind coming and knocking you out. He wants you to light others’ flame and tell people about Him. He loves you so much that He gives you a full shield to protect you and your personal flame. He wants you to prevail!

And of the angels He says, “WHO MAKES HIS ANGELS WINDS, AND HIS MINISTERS A FLAME OF FIRE.” (Hebrews 1:7)

“WHO MAKES HIS ANGELS WINDS” = this means he reacts quickly with his angels to protect your flame.

“AND HIS MINISTERS A FLAME OF FIRE.” = He uses you to light others.

Will you protect your flame and then use it to light the flame of others around you?

 

 

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Use your flame to light the flame of others around you. Read more hope and encouragement from Bryce Bengtson, teen blogger.

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