(I am thinking of the national leaders in several countries that we work with as I write this).
No matter what we are called to do, our first task is to always stir the fire of God within our own heart. I trust that, during this Christmas season, His love will burn brighter than ever.
A.W. Tozer brings this challenge:
"The man who has God for his treasure has all things in One. Many ordinary treasures may be denied him, or if he is allowed to have them, the enjoyment of them will be so tempered that they will never be necessary to his happiness. Or if he must see them go, one after one, he sill scarcely feel a sense of loss, for having the Source of all things he has in One all satisfaction, all pleasure, all delight. Whatever he may lose he has actually lost nothing, for he now has it all in One, and he has it purely, legitimately and forever."
May our true source of all satisfaction, joy, and delight be found in our encounters with Jesus Christ. Fill us with a fresh thirst for you. "My soul thirsts for God, for the living God." Psalm 42:2