“Everything that can stand the fire, you shall pass through the fire, and it shall be clean, but it shall be purified with water for impurity. But whatever cannot stand the fire you shall pass through the water” (Numbers 31:23).
You can stand the fire, not just the washing of water.
You have been crushed and sifted until the weight seems unbearable.
You have passed through the fire and have been melted and strained. The intense heat has caused you to despair.
Yet, the Refiner hand moves toward a purpose. He squeezes and dissolves, heats and fires until He can see His very own reflection in Your face.
You are of great value.
And so, I pray that the Lord will imprint His own image into your malleable and willing heart.
Cool into His steadfast likeness – a vessel of honor perfectly fitted for His hand.
As you offer a moldable and willing response, may you never again need the fire to purify you, but need only the daily washing of a suitable utensil.
His temple is filled with only the finest. You are being made into just that.
May He fill you with His Spirit today and empty You only by a deep drought from His very own lips.
Thanks for walking the journey with me.