Refine // Five Minute Friday
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Today’s word prompt is…REFINE
my heart’s one desire,
is to be holy
set apart for you Lord.”
I remember singing the words to this song after I got saved not really understanding the impact of what it was I was asking of the Lord. But there is one thing I know now and that is if you pray it, He will act on it.If I pray it, He will act on it. #fmfparty Click To Tweet
To refine: remove impurities or unwanted elements from.
There are days when the process of refining goes unnoticed. He is here, working behind the scenes, preparing my heart, mind and soul for what is to come. And I go on about my life, clueless that there is something coming and if I’m not careful it will hit me so hard that the wind will be knocked right out of me.
To be refined in the fire of the Lord comes with a certain level of discomfort. I picture the Lord holding my heart in His hands. He lowers my heart down into the Refiner’s Fire, still holding my heart in His hands. Even there, in the midst of the intense heat, He does not let go. Just when I think I can’t take any more, He brings me up, allows me to cool just a little, only to lower me down again. This process is repeated over and over again throughout my life as I am continually being refined.
This refining process is necessary if I am to be like, look like and love like Jesus. I want a heart like His, a heart that beats in rhythm with the heartbeat of God, a heart that is for others and filled with love, compassion and mercy.
My messy, cluttered and sinful heart often gets in the way of His light shining through. So even though it’s hard at times, I welcome the Refiner’s Fire.
Come, Lord Jesus, refine me as gold so that I may reflect you in all that I say and do.
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