Been through the fire lately?

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There are times in life that everything seems to be on fire:


Our job

Our health

Our finances

Our family life

Our emotions


Ever feel that way?


Well there is a purpose in the burning. Look at this truth:


“..everything that can stand the fire, you shall pass through the fire” Numbers 31:23


There is a reason for the flame. It is not just random waiting, annoyance or fear. The blaze has been kindled for a very specific purpose in your life.


Look at the rest of this verse in Numbers:


“…everything that can stand the fire, you shall pass through the fire, and it shall be clean”


Humm….haven’t we prayed for holiness? Haven’t we sang about purity?


Yeah, well, we have been asking for the fire. They are two in the same. 


Check out the previous verse:


“…only the gold and the silver, the bronze, the iron, the tin and the lead, everything that can stand the fire…”


My mother used to tell me that I was from “healthy stock”. 


Here, God tells us all the same. We are going to get through this ordeal because He only alights that which will withstand the heat.


Granted, there may be some of our attitudes or actions that disentigrate into ashes. That is part of the cleansing process. 


But your core is protected by the dynamo of God through faith. You will survive. I can see it for you. Better yet, He can too.


“In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ” 1 Peter 1:6-7