Our God is a Consuming Fire

Dear Lord Jesus, we pray that all the doors within us be opened to thee, let no door be kept shut from thee, that thy Light will sweep through us, cleansing us of every particle that is unclean. Would that we be clear of walking contrary to thy desire for us in any way. We would be free to walk as examples that others around us know Christ is the source of cleansing. (This is some essence of a spoken prayer given in our meeting for worship)
These past two weeks our worship (both quietly & vocally) called us to a purer walk as Christians. The Psalmist wrote, "A fire goeth before him and burneth up His enemies round about. His lightnings enlightened the world; the earth saw, and trembled." 97:3,4 The fire as purifier is sent sent from above to destroy the enemy to our souls.
Malachi prophesied, "For behold, the day cometh that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch. But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall." 4:1,2
Peter wrote in his second epistle; "But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up."…... "But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever, Amen"  3:10, 18


"Wait, I Say, Upon the Lord"

We have summer picnics at least once a summer. A few weeks ago we shared a cover dish meal at Beaver Creek State Park.
Our worship last evening was greatly strengthening. I am reminded of a story a North Carolina Friend would relate of the living spiritual work God does within us, when all wait in Spirit & in Truth. He recalled a meeting, "Where not a word was spoken, but the floor was wet with tears."


River of Life

Most of us were present today for worship. One member recalled his father's experienced advice, "the Lord will provide a way." We are to quench our thirst with the water that flows from the mouth of God.

Advice # 27,   "Remember that our spiritual life will not be complete unless we have experienced an inward baptism & transformation. Growth in inward purity & outward Christian effectiveness should follow this experience, but such growth can come only if we persist in seeking to know & follow the commands of Christ."