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Formation

At Send the Fire, FORMATION is OXYGEN. The life-breath of a fire; the key to its – and our – survival. It’s about spiritual formation and exploring the ways we’re created by God. It’s also about us contributing to the spiritual formation of others we are connected to and are around us.

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Wisdom Says: Stupid Is

“Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.” (James 3:13) We’ve spent the last couple of weeks listening to Wisdom’s call to us to find her, to walk with her, to live by her teaching. But how do […]

Wisdom Says: Wisdom Favors

“For whoever finds me finds life and receives favor from the LORD. But whoever fails to find me harms himself; all who hate me love death.” (Proverbs 8:35-36) Lady Wisdom concludes her 36-verse plea for our lifelong attention with these words. She won’t hide, but we must seek. And our search brings huge rewards. Those […]

Wisdom Says: Wait for Me

“Now then, my sons, listen to me; blessed are those who keep my ways. Listen to my instruction and be wise; do not ignore it. Blessed is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at my doorway.” (Proverbs 8:32-34) For the first time in her passionate speech about how much […]

Wisdom Says: Wisdom Feels

“Then I was the craftsman at his side. I was filled with delight day after day, rejoicing always in his presence, rejoicing in his whole world and delighting in mankind.” (Proverbs 8:30-31) Not only is Wisdom the key to finding a successful life. Not only does she provide the path to wealth beyond riches. Not […]

Wisdom Says: The Ancient Lady

“The LORD brought me forth as the first of his works, before his deeds of old; I was appointed from eternity, from the beginning, before the world began. When there were no oceans, I was given birth. . . . I was there when he set the heavens in place, when he marked out the […]

Wisdom Says: Love Me, Find Me

“I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me. With me are riches and honor, enduring wealth and prosperity. My fruit is better than fine gold; what I yield surpasses choice silver. I walk in the way of righteousness, along the paths of justice, bestowing wealth on those who love me […]

Wisdom Says: Decide

“Counsel and sound judgment are mine; I have understanding and power. By me kings reign and rulers make laws that are just; by me princes govern, and all nobles who rule on earth.” (Proverbs 8:14-16) In her ongoing campaign to invite us to get to know her, Wisdom offers another benefit — making good decisions. […]

Wisdom Says: Good Hate

” ‘I, wisdom, dwell together with prudence; I possess knowledge and discretion. To fear the LORD is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech.’ ” (Proverbs 8:12-13) What do you hate? What do you truly loathe deep in your spirit? God wants us to get in touch with our […]

Wisdom Says: Dollars v. Value

“Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold, for wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her.” (Proverbs 8:10-11) Wisdom calls out to us to listen, to hear her, to slow down and grow wise. Yesterday, she said we could trust her; she knows what she’s […]

Wisdom Says: Trust Her

“You who are simple, gain prudence; you who are foolish, gain understanding. Listen, for I have worthy things to say; I open my lips to speak what is right. My mouth speaks what is true, for my lips detest wickedness. All the words of my mouth are just; none of them is crooked or perverse.” […]

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