Another in the fire is my personal prayer. More than just a song .

LYRICS

There’s a grace when the heart is under fire
Another way when the walls are closing in
And when I look at the space between
Where I used to be and this reckoning
I know I will never be alone

There was another in the fire
Standing next to me
There was another in the waters
Holding back the seas
And should I ever need reminding
Of how I’ve been set free
There is a cross that bears the burden
Where another died for me
There is another in the fire

All my debt left for dead beneath the waters
I’m no longer a slave to my sin anymore
And should I fall in the space between
What remains of me and this reckoning
Either way I won’t bow
To the things of this world
And I know I will never be alone

There is another in the fire
Standing next to me
There is another in the waters
Holding back the seas
And should I ever need reminding
What power set me free
There is a grave that holds no body
And now that power lives in me

There is another in the fire
There is another in the fire
There is another in the fire
There is another in the fire

I can see the light in the darkness
As the darkness bows to him
I can hear the roar in the heavens
As the space between wears thin
I can feel the ground shake beneath us
As the prison walls cave in
Nothing stands between us
Nothing stands between us

There is no other name
But the name that is Jesus
He who was and still is
And will be through it all
So come what may in the space between
All the things unseen
And this reckoning
I know I will never be alone

There’ll be another in the fire
Standing next to me
There’ll be another in the waters
Holding back the seas
And should I ever need reminding
How good You’ve been to me
I’ll count the joy come every battle
‘Cause I know that’s where You’ll be

It’s a bit of a wordy song as worship leader Amanda lindsey puts it , but the essence is knowing that Jesus is always in the fire with us .

The writer , Chris, received the official diagnosis for autism for his son and he says it threw him into a tailspin where everything he believed was now in question. He says that’s what faith is all about. It’s not about everything working out , its about becoming more like Jesus no matter the cost .

Taya Gaukrodger

” Shadrach , Meshach and Abednego . God was there in the fire . He was the fourth man in the flame. They had the kind of faith to say that Even if He doesn’t , we will still praise you and we wont bow to the things of this world (They had been forced to worship other gods ). Sometimes when we praise , it helps us. Helps our hearts to catch up. Gives us a moment to remember what it is that we believe. Even if He doesn’t do the things that we think we need him to do , that we will trust him. The beautiful thing about the story is that when they walked out of the fire , they couldn’t even smell smoke on them . If you feel like you are in the fire, guess what , He is right there beside you.One of His names is Emmanuel. He is right there with you. He is the God that stands with you”

Amanda Lindsey Cook

Romans 8.38

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

”The spirit of the living God lives inside us.We go through things , we really do. . But none of it , nothing that we will go through, nothing that we have gone through will separate us or distance us from the love of God . That’s where our confidence is in Jesus. Not even in our ability to hold on to Jesus even if its in Jesus ability to hold on to us.”

So, the year is finally coming to an end . The year we will never forget . Someone says that we are all behaving as if the pandemic will end on the last second of 2020 and I find it quite awesome. Of course , we all wish things worked that way but since they don’t , we cross over to the next one with the best teacher , EXPERIENCE.

While reflecting on how the whole year has been , I see it as a restructuring process that came without notice. Restructuring can be scary. It means we have to let go of some things we know and brace for the ones we have no idea about . The train moves and we can’t be who we used to be and who we are becoming at the same time.

Another in the fire , this song with very easy guitar chords and so many words has been a constant reminder to me that even when we are thrown into the fire , someone will walk into it with us .

We will definitely mourn the friends , relatives and colleagues we lost to the virus . The doors that were shut . The opportunities that vanished , the plans that never materialized and the good health that was hanging in the balance . Our existence was threatened , still is , by the way , and we can’t deny that .

We can , however , choose to intentionally cultivate a culture of gratitude and praise God for being the fourth man in the flame. As the song goes , we can choose to count the joys deep in the battles , because that’s where He will be . Job chose to count the joys deep in his troubles .He was thrown into a fire , so hot that it took everything away from him . Still , he never bowed to the things of this world.

So we are now walking into an unknown . Glancing into the abyss before us , with no clue on how to navigate it. It will definitely feel like the first day in high school but we can intentionally run our lives with the Ánother in the fire’ principal. We move into the unknown , convinced that whatever fire lies ahead of us , God will be with us in it . The conviction Paul has when he writes on the love of God that nothing can separate us from(My next article is on that conviction ICYNTK).

THERE WILL BE ANOTHER IN THE FIRE IN 2021 .THAT’S IT

Thank you for passing by my website all through the year. I have written a lot and I hope some of my thoughts have resonated with you , helped you through the tough times and pushed you through. I am looking forward to a more productive year 2021 so be on the lookout.

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Thank you . God bless you

MK

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