Good Tuesday Morning Precious Friends.
As we wake up to a new day, a gift from God, seeking Him first, knowing His truth by being in His word, we must remember that during these very difficult times we focus on what we know from His word ( our absolute truth) and what we know.
2 Chron 7:14 is the answer…
we can NOT be silent anymore! “if my people, who are called by my name,will humble(themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
President Reagan when sworn in had his right hand up and left hand on this verse in his Bible!
He revered the Lord and remembered what our country was founded on!
No wonder we were the most blessed nation during his Presidency! The economy flourished, strongest military, peace and a country UNITED were just a few of the blessings under his administration not to mention taking down the Berlin Wall.
We know our country is going through evil and is bombarded with bad news, evil in our world. We need to hug a trucker today and if you aren’t aware of what is happening this is a must read.
Many of us have and are enduring personal challenges.
May we remember as it is written in Gods word, our absolute truth today from Malachi 3:3. God loves us so much he is refining us!
Choosing To Be Refined
“The Refiner’s Fire
As she watched the silversmith, he held a piece of silver over the fire and let it heat up. He explained that in refining silver, one needed to hold the silver in the middle of the fire where the flames were hottest as to burn away all the impurities. The woman thought about God holding us in such a hot spot; then she thought again about the verse that says: ‘He sits as a refiner and purifier of silver.’ (Malachi 3:3)
She asked the silversmith if it was true that he had to sit there in front of the fire the whole time the silver was being refined. The man answered that yes, he not only had to sit there holding the silver, but he had to keep his eyes on the silver the entire time it was in the fire. If the silver was left a moment too long in the flames, it would be destroyed.
The woman was silent for a moment. Then she asked the silversmith, ‘How do you know when the silver is fully refined?’ He smiled at her and answered, ‘Oh, that’s easy — when I see my image in it.’”
God is refining us, using situations in life to purify us into His image.
Heavenly Father, we pray that You would continue to use Your Refiner’s fire on us, burn away all that would stand in the way of You seeing Your image in us. Less of me, more of You God. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Source: Gods word, Holy Spirit, Beauty from ashes