What’s up guys!
One thing about me is I LOVE FIRE!
I’m obsessed with fire. I have always been obsessed. My brother and I used to build fires together all the time.
Come to find out, it was a symptom of my autism.
People with autism have obsessions. Some are obsessed with people or tornado sirens or fire alarms. It just comes with the territory. But what if we could retrain our brains to use that obsession in a productive way? What if we used that obsession and placed it on JESUS!
The Bible says in Hebrews 12:29 that our God is a consuming fire! That is so cool to me!
The Bible also tells us in Romans 12:11 (in the New International Reader’s Version) to never let the fire in your heart go out. Which if I think of it… the analogy works!
If you are in the woods, you never want the fire to go out because then you get cold. It’s like that with Jesus!
If you don’t keep your heart burning for Him, you grow cold and stagnant, which can cause spiritual death!
Keep the fires burning, friends!
All you have to do is ask Him to set your heart ablaze! And keep it burning by stirring up your faith by sitting at His feet and just let the obsession of Jesus take over your life.
Remember, God loves you and so do I.
Hannah Benson — known for her big heart, her kindness, and her eagerness to serve — is the author of the Overcoming Autism blog.
Hannah was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 14, and now uses this media platform as a way to reach out to those living with Autism and other handicaps. Hannah shares tips and coping skills for those with Autism and for family and friends of those who have been diagnosed; she also relates her life to stories in the Bible and chronicles the lessons she’s learned along her journey.
Hannah Benson can be found on Instagram @hannah_benson94 or on Facebook on the Overcoming Autism Hannah’s Story.