This was the word the Lord spoke to me the other day.
The word "kindle" means "to set on fire, ignite, to arouse or excite(interest, feelings)
make bright, to catch fire; start burning...."
Re-light that fire..."fan into flame..."
Three scriptures came to mind.
2Timothy1:16..."stir up the gift of God which is in you..." NKJ
"fan into flame the gift of God which is in you..." Message Bible
Romans 13:11..."it is high time to awake out of sleep..." NKJ
In the Message Bible it says..."But make sure that you don't get so absorbed and exhausted in taking care of all your day-by-day obligations that you lose track of the time and doze off, oblivious to God....Be up and awake to what God is doing!"
Jude 1:3..."contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints..." NKJ
Message..."fight with everything you have in you for this faith entrusted to us as a gift to guard and cherish."
It is so easy to get caught up in our daily routines. We get tired and then don't want to even think about anything. We may turn on the TV to get "lost" in a program or grab a book and do the same.
The day after hearing this word, an article popped up in one of my e-mails..."Self-discipline"!
Wouldn't you know it!
God always meets us where we are and then takes us a step further.
I took His instructions to me as a loving reminder that, yes, indeed I had areas in my life that needed attention.
I need to discipline myself and as I begin being diligent to do this, desire will follow and then delight!
If you've lost your zeal, your passion, your delight, begin to stir yourself up...think about all your blessings, think about all the ways the Lord has blessed you through the years...what has He done for you, etc. Think on these things.
And let the memory of these precious acts of love toward you start to "re-kindle" your heart.