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Thursday, 29 August 2019 07:00

Keep the Fire Burning: Call down fire like Elijah

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Over the weeks since Pentecost, we have been journeying with key people in scripture who had powerful experiences with fire. So far, we have reflected with Abraham, Moses, the wandering Israelites and Isaiah. Today, we turn our attention to Elijah for inspiration.  

“Answer me, O LORD! Answer me, so that this people will know that You, the LORD, are God, and that You have turned their hearts back again.” Then the fire of the LORD fell and consumed the sacrifice, the wood, the stones, and the dust, and it licked up the water in the trench. Then all the people saw this, they fell facedown and said, “The LORD, He is God! The LORD, He is God!” – 1 Kings 18:37-39

Here I am, down on my knees again,
Desiring you, desiring you
You find me here, Lord I beg come near
Saturate me, saturate me.
 
Send your fire, send your fire,
Overwhelm me now, with your mighty power.
Send your fire, send your fire,
Consume me from inside out, purify all my doubt.
 
Let me see, your glory and majesty,
Open my eyes, open my eyes.
Reign on me, your fire that I might see,
Your power and might, a bright shining light.
 
Send your fire, send your fire,
Overwhelm me now, with your mighty power.
Send your fire, send your fire,
For I know you are strong, with me forever long.
 
With your eternal fire, Lord increase my desire,
Lord come and burn, come and burn in me
With a mighty roar, please come consume my soul,
Lord come and change me, so I can live for you.

Let’s have the audacity to call down fire – to radically invite the power of God to be made manifest in our lives and in the lives of all people. Let’s ask God that we would truly experience this in so many ways. God can work wonders in our lives. God wants to work wonders in our lives. Elijah knew this deeply and depended on it – may we take his lead and invite fire to re-ignite us in every way.  

Mel Edwards