Fires of Hell - Words
"Woe to me if I do not preach the Gospel! " ( 1 Cor 9:16).
Please forgive me if I'm preaching!
There’s not a day that goes by that I’m not tempted to preach. I thank God for holding my tongue, (for the majority of the time). The fire continues to burn in me for the right words that’ll bring a clear message from the Gospel. Patience and waiting on the Word of God …is passion continuously stirring to listen, learn, and share…and what sets me on fire!
There was a time that I learned through the fires of Hell:
They were simple words I heard from someone else. And they were words that were correct and expressed at the proper time for my sake. Strangely enough, they were the words that sparked the most uncomfortable heat to flare up inside of me. Not at all igniting life-giving energy, but more like smothering smoke that has the power to put you to sleep and not wake you up! Words that I didn’t want to hear, yet, innocent and with every good intention to save me. As, “Keep your mind off yourself," or “put your mind on the children first," or “it’s not your business to fix someone else," or “be grateful and count your blessings” etc.!" And they have truly paved the way to embrace the emotional cross with joy. I used to boil within when someone else had to tell me right from wrong; (presuming that I didn’t know these things). But it was the heat that brought me to my knees, with the aim of pointing me in the right direction, when I began to use this burning fire for the good.
Still, this fire continues to burn brightly through it all. It starts from the time I open my eyes and up until I close them - The passion of listening for the words of God in one another, are the most powerful connections with it.
Even though, I can all but see this mystery of fire; it’s become even greater and almost impossible to contain. So I beg of you to please forgive me for preaching! As I live through the daily fires of Hell to get me through the promises of Heaven. In hope for the precise words that are filled with peace and joy from the burning torch that ignites love.
Causes Catherine Nagle Supports
Westwind Foster Family Agency, Christian Children's Fund, Compassion International, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Invisible Children, Save the Children