“In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.”–Albert Schweitzer

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As I was thinking about this quote – I thought about the many people who have came alongside to rekindle my spirit. Those who have spoken words of life, encouragement and at times, correction but all out of love for me. I praise God for those people whom He brings in my path even when it is people that I would not cross paths with intentionally.  I heard someone say the other day – ‘God brings people in your life not so they can be changed but so you can be changed.’ How true that statement is.

 

Since most of us spend many, many hours at work – these people that rekindle the flame or kill the flame are our co-workers, patients, customers, etc…..What we say we do must match what we actually do – this is true whether speaking about being a Christianor just good business principles. I have attached a short article about ‘Living Your faith at work’ – it speaks about being excellent in our work, being ethical and loving extravagantly, even when at times we care not to. Let us be a people that love well – that values others as much as God does – that rekindle the inner spirit.

 

Another quote that adds to the point, “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.  Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.  It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.  We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?’  Actually, who are you not to be?  You are a child of God.  Your playing small doesn’t serve the world.  There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.  We were born to manifest the glory of God that is within us.  It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone.  And as we let our own light shine, we consciously give other people permission to do the same.  As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” Marianne Williamson (used by N. Mandela)

 

Prayer: Lord, grant me the eyes to see others as you do. Let the light of your love shine very brightly to liberate others that may be in darkness and shine your light where darkness resides in my own life. I want to be a re-kindler – I do not want to quench the flame of others. Let me love excellently b/c I am loved so extravagantly by You!

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