Some Of The Mid Day's Good News:
To Build a Fire
Praise the LORD from the earth, you great sea creatures and all the depths; fire and hail, snow and clouds; stormy wind, fulfilling His word.
Author Jack London wrote a tragic short story called “To Build a Fire” about a man who froze to death on the Yukon Trail because he couldn’t get his fire lit or keep it burning. It’s an illustration of a world that has forgotten to worship.
A lot of churches are like big stacks of waterlogged firewood that will never catch fire on their own. The big backlog of church membership has grown cold and the coals have nearly gone out. The fire in many churches is burning low. God is looking for men and women to serve as kindling wood; and if He can set them on fire, He can bring about revival to the church and set the world on fire with the Gospel. He is looking for true worshipers.
Kindle a fire of worship in your heart and let the Holy Spirit fan it to flames. God cannot be brought down to us; we can only direct our hearts of worship upward to Him. Let’s join the writer of Psalm 148 saying, “Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise Him from the heights!”
Yes, friends, love God extravagantly. Thank Him profusely. Worship Him lavishly.
Vernon M. Whaley in “Called to Worship”