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Is Your Wood Wet?

by Ann Musico
(Wallkill, NY)

Fan the Flame

Fan the Flame

2 Timothy 1:6 NIV: “For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you...”

James 3:5 NIV “...Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark.”

While these scriptures don't specifically refer to metabolism, the principle is the same. In reading and meditating on them, I was reminded how important it is to use the correct fuel and to be vigilant to keep the fire burning steadily.

Think about the similarities - you can't start a fire with wet wood. The wood has to be nice and dry. In the very same way, you can't ignite your body's metabolism with cookies, cake and processed, synthetic junk foods. It won't work. They are not fuel. They're wet wood. They will not burn. They'll simply gum up the works.

In the first scripture, Paul urges Timothy to "fan into flame" the gift. We also must fan the flame. The very best way is with exercise. We can run, walk, jog, bounce on a rebounder, lift weights, use a medicine ball, ride a bicycle, use a treadmill, play tennis, dance - all great ways to get our hearts pumping which turns up the flame. There's a second component to exercise that's critical and that is increasing oxygen.

A fire deprived of an oxygen source will not burn. In the very same way, the more oxygen we process by exercising and breathing deeply, the more fat we burn. You kind of kill two birds with one stone with this one!

Finally, weight training builds muscle which also burns fat. The more muscle we build, the more fat we burn. As we build muscle, we enable our "furnace" to burn continuously, just as fanning the flame encourages it to burn more brightly.

The objective is to do those things that create a consistent, continuously burning flame - both in our faith and in our metabolism.

So let me ask you – are you keeping your internal furnace burning by fanning the flame? Or are you wondering why the fire is just about going out – yet you are feeding it “wet wood”?

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I'm glad you enjoyed the article. If you need help visit my website at http://annmusico.com and see free resources and coaching for women who want to be their healthiest!

Jan 12, 2017
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by: Beth Ayres

Your study is lifting me up, as I strive to cook healthier from scratch foods. I'm 41 and desire to take the best care of the body God gave me. I'm pressing into the areas of self care as it relates to respecting God, and enjoying my quiet time with Him while speed walking by the lake near my house, or listening to worship music while I do arobics/strenth training. Thank you for inspiring me in my walk with my Savior and best friend.

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by: Anonymous

Truly enjoyed your message. Yes I most certainly need to clean my furnace out, and replenish it with good dry wood that will keep the flames burning. I thank God for guiding me to your page.

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by: Ann

I'm very happy this spoke to your heart and you are now aware and able to see how you can correct this in your life!

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Wet wood NEW
by: Joy

I love the wet wood analogy. It's not burning freely but gumming up the works. This got my attention. What am I doing health wise and spiritually that is "gumming up the works"?

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Gerbadaisy thank you for the comment! Follow me on social media and visit my website at http://www.threedimensionalvitality.com to learn more!

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I love this analogy NEW
by: Gerbadaisy

Day 1 was a great read. This study sounds like exactly what I need. Looking forward to reading and learning more from you Ann.

Jul 27, 2014
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Your comment blesses me NEW
by: Ann

Henrietta - It blesses me beyond words that what I shared spoke to your heart. I encourage you to constantly keep God's Word before you - meditate on scriptures and thank Him continually! It will light the fire again. I encourage you to visit my website at http://www.threedimensionalvitality.com and contact me if I can be of service to you!

Jul 27, 2014
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by: henrietta

I've never thought of it this way [wet wood]; but my wood is wet. Before my affliction i can remember being really close to God.

Although, i still pray to God, and i still believe in Him; i forever will!!! But my wood is wet, i understand what that means now. Daily i ask and i wait for God to heal my body.

Now i see where I'm missing the mark. I put works to my faith. But now i understand why it hasn't happen yet. My wood is wet. I understand now that i should read a meditate in His word.

And i should have biblical diet. Please Ann, help me to better understand this that i am trying to do!

Aug 25, 2011
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flame is out
by: Candace

This makes a lot of sense. I never thought of it this way. I am glad I found this site.

Aug 25, 2011
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flame is out
by: Candace

This makes a lot of sense. I never thought of it this way. I am glad I found this site.

Aug 03, 2011
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Fanning the Flame
by: Jill

Thank you for the article, I'm having a hard time exercising my spiritual and physical muscles.

Jun 14, 2011
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Thanks!
by: Anonymous

Thanks Randell for taking the time to read and to comment! I appreciate it.

Jun 14, 2011
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Great Post
by: Randell Mark

Great post Ann...our physical condition is so important to enjoying success in other areas of our life. Thanks for the reminder that without the right fuel, and physical exercise, we won't be fanning any flames, and it will be hard for us to share our gift with the world.

Randell

Jun 07, 2011
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Wet Wood
by: Pat Thacker

Gosh this is so very good and the title is a catcher,wonderful advice I've got to fan the flame more.
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6-7-11

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