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“The first sounded, and there came hail and fire, mixed with blood, and they were thrown to the earth; and a third of the earth was burned up, and a third of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up” (Revelation 8:7).

One can go in many directions with these verses.  The question is, “What is it God desires from you?”  What will it take for you to follow Him earnestly?  Will it take calamity to wake you up?  Come into the Lord’s presence and walk humbly with our Maker.  Be guided by His goodness and mercy and know that the practice of faith is the most important thing in your life.

Lord, I look at what I think about as just one topic amongst many.  Do I agree with Christianity or not?  Turn my heart to realize that You have made a revelation and that it is not up to me to agree or disagree, but either to live toward being faithful or continuing in rebellion.  Guide me to take the road less traveled and walk with You my Savior and God.  Let not calamity be what wakes me to reality.

Lord, what will it take to kindle in my heart the fire of Your love?  Let me not see fire rain down, but let the truth of Your word open my heart to live according to Your goodness and mercy.  Lead me now and always in the way of truth.  Guide me according to Your grace so that even if fire and hail rain down, I will give You thanks and praise You for all things.  You are the Creator and center of all being.  Teach me to love You as You love me.  Amen.