fire never says, “enough”
During a worship service last Christmas, I declared my heart to the Lord Jesus stating that I want to know Him. That may be a strange request from a gal who has been walking with the Lord for over twenty years, but it’s a genuine desire. The growth that I constantly seek in my relationship with Jesus will be a life-long pursuit! There is just no end to knowing Him on this side of eternity! According to Revelation 19:12, there is even a name that Jesus has and is written on Him that no one knows but He Himself. That is exciting! As Beth Moore explains, it is a holy name of God that no human tongue has even been able to profane because it remains unknown.
Let’s make some sense of the “I-can’t-get enough-of-You” state. Why the hunger for more of God? Isn’t a Sunday service enough to check off the spiritual goodness chart for the week so one can move on to what he wants and needs to do the other days?
Proverbs 28:16 states it like this: “Fire never says, ‘Enough!'” I don’t know about you, but I am among those whom John the Baptist foretold would know Jesus the Messiah through His trademark baptism with the Holy Spirit and with fire. I know it is that fire within me that says, “I can’t be satisfied; there is more of Jesus to know, and I want to know Him.” I cannot help but worship Him because my heart is constantly fixated upon Him and His glory. It’s a fire, and it never says, “Enough.”
Where is your heart right now in regards to your relationship with Christ? Are you so distracted that you are barely in touch with His heart? Draw near to Him now and pursue Him through investing time in the relationship. We all have the same 24 hours in a day, but it’s what we choose to do with those hours that results in a lifestyle of apathy toward the things of God or an insatiable appetite for the same.
When I became a stay-at-home mom, my days were filled with the care of my sweet baby boy. The one thing I did in an attempt for a little “me time” was to devote the first part of my day to a workout routine. I was determined to lose the baby weight, and I devoted myself to regular exercise. I remember the day the Word of God addressed my heart in regards to my devotion to physical fitness. Have you ever read 1 Timothy 4:8? “For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.” Well, the Holy Spirit said bluntly, “What are you going to do with that truth, Renee?” I prayed, “God, You know my desire to be in shape, and I confess that I have allowed that to get in the way of my knowing You. I promise now to give You the first fruit of the day, and I trust You to keep me in good health in every way possible. I’ll take care of seeking and growing in relationship with You; You take care of this body!”
So, it is through our relinquishing things that we hold in greater regard than we should that causes the door to swing open to knowing Jesus and growing in a deep and intimate relationship with Him. We simply need to start by answering this question: “What is most important to me, and am I willing to replace it with time spent with my Savior?”
Do you want to know Him, because He stands at the door and knocks? And, Jesus says that all who open the door to Him will enjoy the sweetest of fellowship with Him.
Oh to be like You
Give all I have just to know You
Jesus, there’s no one beside You
Forever the hope in my heart.