Hey Friends –
Welcome to 31 Days to Fire Up Your Faith!
If this is your first visit you may want to get caught up here. Thanks for stopping by! I’m am glad YOU are here!
So far we’ve started a Fire Up Your Faith notebook and we’re praying God starts a fire in our soul like never before!
We’ve reflected on our faith journeys (and I disclosed the good/bad/ugly/near-death parts of my personal story), and I’ve shared if God can do a miracle in my life — He can do it for you (or any of your loved ones) too!
Wherever you are on your faith journey, God can ignite you with fresh faith, passion and purpose.
But, how? How do we allow God to ignite us with fresh hope and fire up our faith?
Key # 1 – Presence
It’s in His presence that our faith becomes red-hot!
I hope you’ve have a chance to spend time “up the mountain” getting to know God in fresh new ways.
If you haven’t yet, print off this free downloadable/printable Fire Up Your Faith Bookmark. I’d encourage you to spend this month refreshing your memory of Who God is and what He can do.
We can’t spend time in His Presence and not be changed.
I don’t know about you, but I love hearing how God transforms lives from the inside out. My friend Amelia often says, “Stories make things stick.”
Isn’t that the truth?
During this 31 Days journey, I’ll be sharing the powerful stories of some amazing fired-up women!
Today we’ll start with my friend Jennifer Wynn Stoll. Let’s just say the woman is RED HOT! I’ve never met someone as fired up about sharing Jesus with others! She’s awesome!
As you listen to Jennifer’s story, reflect on what we’ve discussed. Be listening to how she went from “a hint of heat” to “on fire,” as well as how “spending time in the presence of people” impacted her daily decisions, and where she spends most of her time today.
Here’s Jennifer —
Isn’t God awesome?! I love hearing faith stories!
What stood out to you from Jennifer’s story?
In the comments section, I’d love to hear your thoughts and insights. Share with us please!
And be sure to stop by tomorrow — it’s my first Fire Up Your Faith giveaway. You won’t want to miss it!
Thanks so much for stopping by 31 Days to Fire Up Your Faith, friend!
May God open your eyes, ears, and heart to all He has in store for YOU!
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What an awesome topic and here you are this is only your first time joining in with the NESTER? Very impressive. Looks like you are off to a fine start…Nice to connect with you, Cindy and good of you to encourage many to walk passionately with God! May God bless this effort by the power of His Spirit.
I’m in a rut of people pleasing and I realize I need to surrender. Hearing her read John 15:5, makes me realize I need to put the Lord first and pray before I feel pressured to commit to social engagements and time.
I love her quote about lots of things were taking her attention from God. Lots of things/people/situations take my attention from God consistently. I didn’t realize it until I look at times when I was super hot in my faith and lukewarm in my faith. What was different? Time and focus on God. Prioritizing Him and following the Holy Spirit’s direction. I need to do what Jennifer does and measure my life on my closeness to God, not things or people.
I’m a little behind and trying to catch up…lol. What stood out to me and touched me is her comment about how she was measuring her life in what she had and the people around her, then how she realized that it was the wrong way. She says she now lives her life by measuring how close she is to the Lord. This gave me chills because I needed to hear this as I’m always trying to measure myself in how much we have or how little we have. To add to that her saying that she lives in the fruits of the spirit and that how she measures how close she is….I want that. I want to be closer to the Lord and I will be paying much more attention to how I’m living in the Fruits of the Spirit. WOW
Wow! Jennifer’s testimony broke my heart. I do not relate to the affluence but I relate to the living my life based on how nice my house looks, how well behaved and happy my children are, how many circles of friends I can be a part of. I find “peace” in these measurements of my success as a mom, wife, person. I have been struggling and searching for some time now for the reason for the longing for more in my soul and Jennifer’s testimony brought it front and center. Thank you God, please help me to be in your presence more than the presence of people.