fan the flame

Think about a value that you’d like to nurture in your circle of influence.

Your home. Your business. Your neighborhood. Your school. Your church.

How can you fan the flame?

  • Maybe it’s something proactive, like a sense of Divine Expectation in what’s about to happen today. You will look for blessings and help others to see them.

  • Maybe it’s Genuine Humility so that everything that happens is less about ego or rights and more about putting the spotlight on someone/something else.

  • Maybe it's Fearless Conversation that allows others to talk about what matters most in the way that matters most.

  • Maybe it’s Radical Hospitality that makes sure everyone is profoundly relational in how they authentically interact with each other.
(thanks to Thom and Joani Schultz for the unique wording of those powerful concepts)

On the other hand, maybe what you want to nurture is reactive to something you feel isn’t happening at all or in the way you want it to. We all have these moments, and sometimes frustration is a way God gets our attention. Sometimes it’s to help offer change to the situation, and other times it’s because He wants to initiate a change inside of you.

Be aware of the difference.

We all have opinions. We all get fired up about certain things.

Imagine what would happen... what could happen...
if you keep your eyes focused on Jesus – the Author and Perfector of our faith.

Imagine what would happen... what could happen...
if we love and lead each other as we grow.
"For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands." (2 Timothy 1:6)

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