It’s Time to Face the Fire

I think one of the earliest stories of firewalking came in the book of Daniel when the three Hebrew men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were thrown into the fiery furnace by King Nebuchadnezzar for refusing to bow to the golden idol. With conviction, they chose to do what others around them were too afraid to do; face the fire.

Practiced since 1200 B.C., firewalking is the act of walking barefoot over a bed of hot embers or stones. Often used as a rite of passage, and as a test of an individual’s strength and courage, it is viewed by most as a trial of one’s faith.

I believe, to experience a next level shift in your life and see the things you have never seen, you are going to have to do the things you have never done. You are going to have to test your faith and face the fire.

The fire in your life may show up in the form of uncomfortable conversations, closing the chapter on a relationship, or doing the most daring thing you’ve been dreaming of doing. Whatever it is, it’s time to own and meet it head-on.

What modern-day fire walkers and the Hebrew men have in common, is blind faith. These individuals had complete confidence in someone or something with no evidence, no proof, and no logical reason. They just believed that a supernatural force would bring them through the fire unsinged.

This week, I want you to exhibit your blind faith. I want you to believe more in what you don’t see than in what you do see. Your situation may look a bleak, dead, and unsolvable to the naked eye, but faith comes equipped with supernatural sight.

Test your faith by stepping into the fire. Just like Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego found out; the fire has no power.

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