Fan the Flame

©Deborah Bolack 2003
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A young boy listens enraptured to the stories he’s told.
Declares with excitement, the message of old.
With no fear of men, his preaching is bold.
His heart is untarnished by the ways of this world.
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Fan the flame! Never let it grow cold.
Fan the flame! Stir those embers ‘till they glow.
Fan the flame! Keep it burning for the Lord.
Fan the flame! Set a blaze across the world!
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A young girl hastens to help out; doesn’t wait to be told.
Sings out with such passion, her praise to the Lord.
With love, and through tears, she tells of God’s word.
Her heart is so burdened with the needs of this world.
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Fan the flame! Never let it grow cold.
Fan the flame! Stir those embers ‘till they glow.
Fan the flame! Keep it burning for the Lord.
Fan the flame! Set a blaze across the world!

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They are so tender and open for God’s hand to mold.
So eager to serve him, whatever the roll.
Oh, kindle the fire in each youthful soul,
and pray they stay yielded to the Spirit’s control.

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Fan the flame! Never let it grow cold.
Fan the flame! Stir those embers ‘till they glow.
Fan the flame! Keep it burning for the Lord.
Fan the flame! Set a blaze across the world!

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Keep it burning for the Lord!
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Hebrews 3:13a But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day;
Acts 14:22a Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith,
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Our son, Justin, has always shown an interest in the things of God, but to see him, at the age of eight, prepare to preach a message for his Sunday School class was amazing! I couldn’t have been happier. Around the same time, a young lady in our church was preparing for service on the mission field. As I watched her around our church, she was always busy; helping out wherever she could, and taking time to play with all the little children. It’s a wonderful thing to see a child or teenager who is on fire for the Lord, and not something to be taken for granted. Praise God when a young man wants to get up before the congregation and preach the word! Get excited when a young person declares that God has called them into full time service as a missionary or preacher! Even the desire of a small child to sing and recite memory verses for the Lord should thrill the hearts of parents. It’s so important to kindle that fire; that passion for the Lord! Our kids and young people need all the encouragement they can get.

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