The pastor of a small church was the only one who knew how to light the gas heater. One morning as he began the sermon the heater went out. Soon cold air began circulating over the chilled audience. Oblivious to the situation, the pastor continued with a long winded message until finally a shivering elderly lady had her grandson take a note to the pulpit which read: “The blower is still blowing, but the fire has gone out.”
Unfortunately, that gives a picture of some of the activities we as Christians tend to get involved in. At one time there was fire there. God was blessing and people were benefitting from it. But with time, the fire went out and the blower just kept blowing.
When that happens we have two choices. Either relight the fire and warm things up again. Or shut down the blower and look for fire elsewhere.
God shows himself in the Bible as a pillar of fire. Gravitate toward the fire and you’ll redeem the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.