I am a survivor of extremely severe ritualistic childhood abuse and sadistic systematic torture. Without God's intervention in my life I wouldn't be here - NOW is the time for me to tell MY story by speaking the TRUTH about MY life. I will be silenced no more! On this blog I share MY life, MY healing journey; helpful quotes/stuff I come across and MY thoughts along the way. The more I speak out the more liberated I am from the shame and trauma of the abuse. My broken wings are gradually being restored. This blog has helped me begin to get my voice back and documents the journey God is taking me on to heal me from the trauma and damage caused by that most appalling abuse.

Saturday, 17 July 2010

THE SILVERSMITH

Are you in the refiner’s fire today? If you are don’t rebel or try to run away, just sit still and let the refiner do HIS work. The bible says “HE will sit like a refiner of silver, burning away the dross. HE will purify them, refining them like gold and silver, so that they may once again offer acceptable sacrifices to the Lord.”

A woman who read this verse wanted to know how it related to her walk with God, so she made an appointment with the silversmith. Without mentioning anything other than a general interest in the process, she sat and observed him work. She watched as he held the silver over the fire, explaining that in order to burn away every impurity he had to keep it in the middle where it was hottest. She asked him if he usually sat in front of the fire the whole time. ‘Yes’ he replied, ‘not only do I have to hold it, I must watch it. If I leave it there too long it will be destroyed.’ After thinking about that for a while she asked ‘how do you know when the process is complete?’ Smiling, he replied ‘that’s easy, I see my face reflected in it.’

Remember – (a) HE knows what HE’S doing, so trust HIM (b) HE won’t allow you to be destroyed by the circumstances or take HIS eye off you (c) when the process is complete, you’ll be more like Jesus and less like your old self.

Isn’t that what you really want?

HE will sit as a refiner of silver” Malachi 3: 3

Taken from UCB Word for Today

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