Taken from The Fellowship of the Burning Heart » Bill Muehlenberg’s CultureWatch. (originally found at potsatkisses)
Another one who spoke about this often was A.W. Tozer. In one of his writings he said this: “I am looking for the fellowship of the burning heart. I claim the Methodist and the Baptist as mine and I claim everybody that loves Jesus Christ as mine; but I am looking for the fellowship of the burning heart. Men and women of all generations and everywhere that love the savior until ‘adoration’ has become the new word and they do not have to be entertained or amused. This Christ was everything. He was their all in all… I am looking for men and women who are lost in worship, those who love God until he is the sweetheart of the soul.”
I am with Tozer here; I long to be with people who have been with Jesus. I don’t want to settle for the ordinary, for the usual, or for the commonplace. I want always to be challenged and inspired by those who know Jesus above all else.
There’s nothing more that I desire (besides the Lord Himself) than to be with others who ‘burn’ for Christ. I am so encouraged when I read posts like these… it means that I’m not alone. Lord, please help me find these people… ‘those whose heart is on fire for Jesus’.