Alive In The Ashes

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Hey guys! As I’ve told you before… I LOVE FIRE! It was one of my obsessions and I have kept the love of it even in my healing.

I also have a problem with picking stuff up off the altar after I have laid it down (spiritually). So, how are these two things related?

Well, let me ask you a question: What does fire do? If something is on fire what changes? It burns and consumes all that it touches. Fire can be a good thing or a bad thing.

Usually when we think of fire, we think about houses burning to the ground and people losing everything. There is a good thing about the consuming power of fire. You see, when we lay something down on the altar, we as humans have a habit of picking it up off the altar and reclaiming it.

Fire fixes that problem… we can’t pick up what God has consumed in His holy fire! My friend Chris Sarver has a song that says “I know what you can do with just a flame until there’s nothing left, let it all burn. And come alive in the ashes that remain.”

When I heard that it wrecked my whole thought pattern. To really be free you have to allow God to burn away what He needs to. When you and I do this, we will find and be in true freedom. I know it’s hard, trust me but it’s necessary for our deliverance.

I struggle with this just as you do. Its not easy giving up something, that’s why God has to burn it so we don’t pick it back up! Today I’d like to challenge you to allow God to burn up the things within you that are not of Him.

I love you guys! God Bless! Peace out Peeps!


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.

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