Heart of Fire

But if I say, 
“I will not mention him or 
speak any more in his name,” 
his word is in my heart like a fire, 
a fire shut up in my bones. 
I am weary of holding it in; 
I cannot.

Jeremiah 20:9

This verse took hold of me this past week, friends and I realized how accurately
 it describes this last year of writing for me. 
How this prophet lacked popularity, but knew ultimately, it did not matter,
that He could do nothing less than what He was called to do.
Oh, can’t you feel Him burning from within, consuming you with
 His passion, love and desire.
We who are called just cannot contain these words He births within us, 
anymore than Jeremiah could, in His day.
Go forth, friends and let Him spill right out of you,
 for in this you will be ignited, burning for Him and shining 
His light in the unique way He has called forth for you! 
Indeed, you can do no less!

May you be blessed in this heart of fire, Christ in you!

*photo credit: morak faxe via photo pin cc

Published by enthusiasticallydawn

Dawn Paoletta is the author of Journaling for Discovery and Delight. Her writing is included in several anthologies and her poems have been included in the Wickford Poetry and Art Exhibit and Books. Dawn is currently working on her next book. Inquiries at dawn.paoletta@gmail.com

14 thoughts on “Heart of Fire

  1. In some ways, we all need hearts of fire… it's so easy to become side-tracked, and re-focus on our life-stretched issues… but then we are blessed when He pours His fire into our spirit/soul/body/HEART.


  2. Each of the Old Testament prophets was unpopular with the people of his time. We have been studying the theme of Justice this summer. Today's scripture was from Jeremiah. Thanks for the reminder.


  3. Yes…speak it loudly! Shout it from the housetops…or the blogpage! Wherever God gives you a place to speak His Word and share His love…you must do it. WE must do it! Thank you for being faithful to His call! We are blessed as a result. Blessings upon you, dear friend.another Pam…


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