We’ve all done it before. We heard a famous pastor say something seemingly profound and jotted it down with the intention to spread that revitalizing revelation on social media or our small-group meetings. We assume (too quickly) they’ve done their homework and studied enough theology to save us the time and effort of spending time in the Word of God and in His presence ourselves.
This might seem a petty thing to consider, but it surely can turn a Christian’s life around for the better:
Why do you want to go to heaven?
It’s crucial to ponder about this for a bit. Are you in this for the heavenly benefits? Or did you become a Christian, because you want more of God?
There’s something quite bothersome about the imagery being passed along in churches of a piece of coal catching fire. It’s supposed to symbolize a Christian catching fire for God and as it goes along and touches others, it passes on the fire it once caught from the furnace. And so on and so on.