We invite you to join us in a community of believers who see the value of pursuing more of God and making Him our highest priority in life. This doesn’t just happen. We begin our faith journey by realizing that the deepest longing in our heart is for the lover of our soul. Faith in Jesus gives way to affection for Him. Cultivating a burning heart for the Lord is less about following rules and more like falling in love. Our desire for God is why we are here and our members are those entirely in love with Him.
Prayer is, above all, communion with God. Burning Hearts for God live prayer-filled lives.
God delights in us, especially when we listen and are attentive to Him. Just as communication is more than one-way dialog, so relational prayer is the heart of our experiences with God.
How do we cultivate intimacy with a person we love?
- We express our affection in creative, heartfelt ways.
- We are attentive and listen.
- We become interested in the same things.
- We take the other person’s words and wishes seriously.
- We grow in unity — in union — with each other.
That’s why spiritual formation and spiritual “love” disciplines work so well for those who yearn for God.
Create your own Letter of Intent to God and become a member of the Burning Hearts for God.
By becoming part of our community, you will be investing in your relationship with God. We are taking the basic idea from the original Fellowship of the Burning Heart members founded in 1947, learning what didn’t work for them (see “Background” menu tab) while celebrating how God extraordinarily blessed their intentions in wanting to live entirely for the sake and cause of Christ. What differs about this community is our Letter of Intent rather than a Commitment Pledge they made.
In other words, our community members do not make commitment pledges to God; rather, we each discern and put into place what we want to do to cultivate a closer relationship with God. The specific spiritual habits and disciplines we integrate into our lives will be unique to each of us and we present them to God prayerfully, expectantly, and in faith. By writing a Letter of Intent, we offer something sacred to God by putting ourselves in the path of His grace through our heart’s intentions. We document our “desires” to personally, uniquely, and intentionally grow closer to the Lord.
This community is a spiritual one. When you sign up for the Journal and/or to receive inspirational articles, you’ll be part of us. The group sharing forum is here to share your love of God with one another. Come, share your faith journey and meet others, pray with one another, give testimonies, and get involved in discussions. Just visit the Group Forum on the menu tab and jump in. Come by often! We are just beginning, so get your feet wet.
As a ministry, we are here to be a resource to all those who come to our website. We want to inspire others in living life with a burning heart for God. We also wish to share in God’s love and learn from one another.
Step #1, use the Contact Us form and ask for the inspiratonal guide, Cultivating the Fire: Creating a Letter of Intent. Whether you use it or not is up to you. We do not have an official list of members. We offer this simply as a resource to bind our hearts together as “burning hearts for God” but it is really between you and God what you make of this opportunity. You can be as involved as you like but the idea is to have something sacred to bind us together spiritually.
To sum up . . . Our common bond is our letters of intent because our hearts are united in pursuit of God. We are dedicated to cultivate the fire in our hearts for God in our own unique ways. And God delights in our hearts and He will reward us with the one thing we most desire. Him.
#2. Action step. Use “Contact Us” in the drop-down menu and request the “Cultivating the Fire – Creating a Letter of Intent” booklet. We will email it to you. If you do not have email, we will send it to you by regular mail. In that case, include your address, too.
#3. Join us in the Group Forum any time.
#4. If you are an inspirational writer, see Submissions in the drop down menu bar. Use the “Contact Us” form and include a short description of what you’d like to submit.
#5. We welcome all forms of art for the Artist page, just contact us and we will let you know how to participate.
#6. If you know of a ministry resource to add to Kindred Ministries, please let us know.
#6. If you like what you see here, will you share our website with others? Here’s the link to copy and paste. http://burningheartsforgod.com for including in emails, on social media, or on your website. Our vision is to share the love of God everywhere we can.
God bless you and keep you, God smile on you and gift you, God look you full in the face and make you prosper. (Numbers 6:22-27 MSG)
We give you this blessing, especially concerning your faith and experience of knowing God face-to-face and heart-to-heart, and that you may be ever increasing in the knowledge and love of Lord Jesus.