Psalm for the Day

Saturday, January 23, 2010

The Flame that Burns within.

The pathos of God is caught directly from the heart of God to our hearts. Our hearts change from a deep, rich red to a wonderful dark orange- we are alive.

The flame consumes the wood, hay and stubble of our lives. The worthless stuff that we live for sometimes is consumed by the pathos of God burning in our heart. The gold and precious metals are purified and that which is built of wood, hay and stubble are destroyed.

The flame reveals. The fire burns away and the fire also brings a painful, intense light to our lives.

The flame also stirs up within us an awe. While most of us are terrified of being consumed by passion, either negative or positive, we love to see someone who is passionate about what they do even if we may not agree with what they do.

The Flame that burns within. Woe to the person who has let the world, worry and/or pleasure extinguish their flame. Blessed is the person who through perserverance has kept their flame alive, by the grace of God.

The Pathos of God

There are three key elements to the Pathos of God
1. The Flame that burns within.
2. The Unseeable Presence of God within the Pathos.
3. The Unthinkable Expectation of God within the Pathos.

the Pathos of Theos (The Passion of God)

The Pathos of God
Every human being has entrusted into their care an unusual part of the passion of God. While our circumstances bring out that passion with detail, it was given to us when we were created by God Himself. You might say God took a pinch of His heart and gave it to you. Unique, special and just for you.

There are several pathos of God that we carry in life. A very close friend of mine just lost his mother. To be a mother is a pathos of God that is very near and dear to His heart and this special mother fulfilled that pathos in a special way. She even poured some of her mother pathos into my life.

Our pathos of God is a part of our spiritual DNA, what moves us, what brings meaning to our life. I will take the next few blogs to unpack this wonderful truth about how God makes our PATHOS for life.