Apparently, God is a bit of a pyromanic. Last week, I read in Hebrews 12 that He is “a consuming fire,” and I can’t seem to stop thinking about it. My Holy God is using the flame to refine my life — removing all that is not holy, all that will harm me. This forging is a painful process, but one that results in greater growth and beauty.
May I never resist the flame.
Consume me, Lord.
“So be truly glad.
There is wonderful joy ahead,
even though you have to endure
many trials for a little while.
These trials will show
that your faith is genuine.
It is being tested
as fire tests and purifies gold—
though your faith is far more precious
than mere gold.
So when your faith remains strong
through many trials,
it will bring you much praise and glory and honor
on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.”
I Peter 1:6-7, NLT
Q4U: How has God used the flame to refine your life?