ON FIRE FOR GOD BUT DON’T FLAME OUT

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When the Lord appeared to Moses in the burning bush in Exodus 3:2 the bush was not consumed by the fire. It was the burning bush that caught Moses’ attention, and he turned aside to see it (Ex. 3:2). The Lord desires to ignite His people with His fire so that the world will turn aside and see Jesus. The fire of God came to ignite the Church on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:1-4). Some of God’s men and women “burn out” or “flame out” because they’re burning with their own fire (doing things in their own energy/strength/doing things God never said to do) and not the fire of God. Sometimes our zeal can take us where the Spirit of God has not led us to go (Rom. 8:14).

We all have to accept our limitations in the sense that none of us are called to do it all. The Lord is under no obligation to bail us out of our pain if we attempt to do more than He asks us to do. Sure He will if we ask for mercy but we need to learn to stick to our assignment. We cannot do it all nor will God permit us to do it all.

1. DON’T COMPARE YOURSELF WITH ANYONE ELSE
2 Corinthians 10:12 For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.

2. LEARN TO STAY WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES GOD HAS SET (OUR MEASURE OF RULE)
2 Corinthians 10:13 But we will not boast of things without our measure, but according to the measure of the rule which God hath distributed to us, a measure to reach even unto you. 14 For we stretch not ourselves beyond our measure, as though we reached not unto you: for we are come as far as to you also in preaching the gospel of Christ:

3. STAY HUMBLE AND DON”T LET PRIDE TAKE YOU WHERE YOU DON’T NEED TO BE
Psalm 131:1 Lord, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me.

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Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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