Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Refining...


Bryan and I are going through one of the most intense times of our lives.  I'm not even sure what to write at this point.  I want to be careful and wise, but I feel led by the Spirit to share this.

It's in the refining fire that God teaches us the most.  Our idols are revealed.   Our hearts are laid bare.  We find out we are really not alone at all.  In the intensity of the heat, our love for Jesus is purified and grows.  May God give us all the grace to be like Christ when our time of testing comes.

May we kiss the hands that wound us.  May our lips speak only truth not lies.  May our hearts stay humble so God can lift our heads.  May we love like Jesus loved us.  May we rejoice that we were counted worthy to suffer for His name.

Jesus is worth everything.


"The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness; He will quiet you by his love; He will exult over you with loud singing." 
Zephaniah 3:17

1 comment:

Julie Michelle said...

Praying for you and your family. Everything happens for a reason, it is all a part of His plan.

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