Spread the Fire of His Love

For consider your call, brethren; not many of you were wise according to the flesh, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth; but God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise. God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong. God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no flesh might boast in the presence of God. (1 Corinthians 1: 26-29)


Twelve ordinary men. I could talk about the significance of twelve, I could talk about how they turned the world upside down after Pentecost and those are important things. However what I want to discuss is twelve ordinary men; fishermen, tax collectors, rabble rousers, not a religious authority among them. And yet Jesus chose them. He didn’t chose the pharisees, the saducees. He didn’t suck up  to the Roman authorities. Inst3ead He hung out with  those fishermen, tax collectors and troublemakers. People just like you and me.

We like the original twelve are ordinary people, with ordinary lives. Daily we face situations and people that distract us from God and His message. But like those twelve ordinary men, God sees in us the potential to rise above our ordinary lives and be like the apostles after Pentecost, setting the world on fire with their faith.

It’s pretty amazing when you think about it; how God takes an ordinary life and molds it into something more. Something, that we are open to the moving of the Holy Spirit that will change us from the ordinary to the extraordinary. And like the twleve apostles, God has chosen us to continue to spread the fire of His love.

Yes, we will falter, lions will challenge us, crosses will be thrust upon us, but the Holy Spirit will guide us through. God will not forsake us, but continue to forgive, to save, to claim us as His own.

I guess my point here is; Don’t settle for ordinary. Be open to the Holy Spirit. Let Him set fire to your soul.

Christina Weigand

Christina Weigand

Christina Weigand’s a writer, wife, and mother of four. She is also Nana to three granddaughters. She lives with her husband and youngest daughter in Cranberry Twp. Pennsylvania, returning there after a short sabbatical in Washington. Currently, she’s working on fantasy novels and inspirational writing. Through her writing, she strives to share the Word of God and help people young and old to realize the love and mercy He has for everyone. When she’s not writing, she’s active in her local Church as a lector, Bible Study, volunteering at her daughter’s school helping the children develop a love for reading and writing. Jesus fills her home with love as she shares Him through her writing.

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