Today rather than thoughts from a book for a devotional , I just want to share a thought that came to me.   On cold winter nights we gradually let the fire die before we go to bed so we don’t get too hot during the night. It use to be when I got  up in the morning the house was pretty cold and I had to often use a fire starter to get a roaring fire going. But one time when I got up in the wee hours of the morning, I decided to put a log into the stove where it just settled in and gathered embers. Then when I got up in the morning it took only a second for it to ignite when I opened up the draft. Before I knew it, I had a crackling, warm fire. I wonder if sometimes we feel like we don’t really make a difference or that we don’t have a lot to offer the Body of Christ. Maybe we are in a place where there are luke- warm Christians or where they have been turned off completely to the Lord. But we do make a difference!   As that one log laid there gathering up coals and embers, it was ready to ignite other logs when I put them in. It was just what was needed to get the fire going..

It reminds me of the old song, “It only takes a spark to get a fire going…and soon all those around will warm up in its glowing. That’s how it is with God’s love, once you’ve experienced.”
May we be that spark that helps others to know His love and warms their hearts.