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Never let the fire in your heart go out. Keep it alive. Serve the Lord.

Romans 12:11

This verse tells us that we should never be lacking in zeal but always have spiritual fervor. This implies we are motivated with a fire in our Spirit, always seeking to do the Lord’s will. With a heart for God, there is nothing more interesting and exciting than serving the Lord.

Motivation comes from the fire in our hearts and it comes from serving the Lord. When we follow the Spirit being a light for Christ in this world, the Lord changes our heart and our life is centered on God and others. The fire in our hearts fuels our Light for Christ.

Ministering to others drives us into the Word, prayer, and fellowship, because it is needed to support our ministry and to become more Christ-like. When our goal is to please the Lord by ministering to souls with the love he has put in our hearts, and the more love we have in our hearts the more love we have for the Lord and the closer we are him. The fire in our hearts motivates us to serve the Lord reflecting his love to the world so we can be closer to the Father and the Son.

For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. (1 John 4:20) We show our love for the Lord by reflecting his love to others. Love frees us from ourselves and as we minister to the world it becomes the most fulfilling and rewarding thing in our life and becomes the center of our life. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. (John 10:10) Life to the full only comes from the Lord, when we give him priority in our life and reflect his love to others. When we follow the Spirit, the Lord changes our hearts and draws us closer to him.

Today be motivated to care about others, their physical needs and their Spiritual needs. Let the Lord’s love grow in your heart as you reflect love to others, and notice the fulfillment and satisfaction of ministering to others. And when we minister to others we will experience closeness to the Lord.

Prayer: Fill my heart with your fire, so I will be motivated to serve you today, with your love and compassion with a heart that truly cares about others. Guide me in the Spirit so your love will grow stronger in my heart every day – my love for you and my love for others.