You need to commit yourself to learn and understand the process of your making. Things are going to go off sometimes. God is going to ask you to take steps into unfamiliar and uncomfortable territories. God is going to seem silent sometimes… At this point, please understand that you’re not forsaken nor should you give up. At this time, what you should be doing is keeping your eyes and ears fixed on the Lord.
Title: UNDERSTAND THE PROCESS
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till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ—Ephesians 4:13-15
A dear friend just shared this with me this morning, please allow me share with you.
“Malachi 3:3 says:
‘He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver.’
This verse puzzled some women in a Bible study and they wondered what this statement meant about the character and nature of God.
One of the women offered to find out the process of refining silver and get back to the group at their next Bible Study.
That week, the woman called a silversmith and made an appointment to watch him at work. She didn’t mention anything about the reason for her interest beyond her curiosity about the process of refining Silver. 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.’ 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, then I know its fully refined’……
‘If today you are feeling the heat of the fire , remember that God has his eye on you and will keep watching you until He sees His image in you.
Challenges and trials are meant to make you better not bitter.
Someone needs to know that God is watching over them. And, whatever he/she is going through will make him/her a better person in the end. I see God bringing out the best in You in the midst of the flames in Jesus name, Amen”