I NEED To Stand Inside the Fire


 God is Love. He is an all-consuming Fire, the Fire of Divine Love which should be burning within our hearts.
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Luke 24:32 And they said to one another,“Did not our heart burn within us while He talked with us on the road, while He opened the Scriptures to us?”
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Acts 2 When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place.Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them.

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Let my heart be ablaze with the fire of God’ love.

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heart-ablazeHebrews 12:29  for our God is a consuming fire.

God is first identified as a “consuming fire” in Deuteronomy 4:24 and 9:3. The writer to the Hebrews repeats this phrase as a warning to the Hebrews to worship God with reverence and awe “for our God is a consuming fire.” Our loving and merciful God is also a consuming fire, destroying all that is not of Him, all that is not holy.

Saint Anthony Mary Claret1024anthony

 “A son of the Immaculate Heart of Mary is a man who is consumed with love and who sets on fire everything in his path. He is a man who unceasingly expends himself to light the fire of divine love in the world

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The song by Garth Brooks always makes me weep, my heart ache, because it touches a deep need, a desperate desire to be consumed by the fire of God’s love. I do not know if he intends this song to be about the Love of God but my intellect is bypassed when I listen to this song, the words pierce straight to my heart, my spirit and entice me to turn to the Lord.

GARTH BROOKS LYRICS “Standing Outside The Fire”

We call them cool
Those hearts that have no scars to show
The ones that never do let go
And risk the tables being turnedWe call them fools
Who have to dance within the flame
Who chance the sorrow and the shame
That always comes with getting burned
But you’ve got to be tough when consumed by desire  
‘Cause it’s not enough just to stand outside the fire

We call them strong
Those who can face this world alone
Who seem to get by on their own
Those who will never take the fall

We call them weak
Who are unable to resist
The slightest chance love might exist
And for that forsake it all

They’re so hell-bent on giving ,walking a wire
Convinced it’s not living if you stand outside the fire

Standing outside the fire
Standing outside the fire
Life is not tried, it is merely survived
If you’re standing outside the fire

There’s this love that is burning
Deep in my soul
Constantly yearning to get out of control
Wanting to fly higher and higher
I can’t abide
Standing outside the fire

Copyright: Criterion Music Corporation, Criterion Music Corp., Escudilla Musi

 

 

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