Holy Fatwood: Fire Power for Your Life

Do you have hopes and dreams?  Plans for your life?  How are you doing at becoming the person you want to be?  At accomplishing what you want to do?Enter the longneedle pine tree.  This special tree grows in the southeastern USA, mostly in the state of Georgia.  All pine trees have a center loaded with pine resin—but in the longleaf pine the heartwood is ultra-saturated with a flammable pitch that makes it perfect as quick and powerful kindling.  The stumps and joints of the tree yield this amazing firestarter when cut into sticks called fatwood.A  close look at a stick of fatwood reveals dense streaks of the pine resin.  Two sticks can start a campfire of much larger logs.  It is 100% natural firestarter—it is super kindling.100% SUPERNATURAL FIRESTARTERGod has provided Holy Fatwood as super kindling for our lives.Scripture tells us that Fire is one of the names of God.  He led the Israelites through the wilderness as a pillar of Fire at night (Exodus 13:21).  He called Himself a consuming Fire (Hebrews 12:29), burning away the impurities and idols in our lives.And then He promised that He would actually come to live in us as Fire:  “But after me will come one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not fit to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.”  (Matthew 3:11)The Holy Spirit is God’s fatwood, filling and saturating us with never-ending fuel for all that He wants to do in and through us. He is the 100% supernatural firestarter for igniting our passions, empowering our efforts, and keeping our hearts on fire for Him.It is my desire to be so saturated with this Holy Fatwood, with the Holy Spirit, that my life is on fire with His light and I walk in that power to be and do all God has for me.I join Jim Elliot in this prayer:  “Saturate me with the oil of the Spirit that I may be aflame.  Make me Thy fuel, Flame of God.”