Here is a story that someone posted on a forum I am on....
Malachi 3:3 says: "He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver."
This verse puzzled some women in a Bible study and they wondered what this statement meant about the character and nature of God. One of the women offered to find out the process of refining silver and get back to the group at their next Bible Study.
That week, the woman called a silversmith and made an appointment to watch him at work. She didn't mention anything about the reason for her interest beyond her curiosity about the process of refining Silver. As she watched the silversmith, he held a piece of silver over the fire and let it heat up. He explained that in refining silver, one needed to hold the silver in the middle of the fire where the flames were hottest as to burn away all the impurities. The woman thought about God holding us in such a hot spot; then she thought again about the verse that says: "He sits as a refiner and purifier of silver." She asked the silversmith if it was true that he had to sit there. The man answered that yes, he not only had to sit there holding the silver, but he had to keep his eyes on the silver the entire time it was in the fire. If the silver was left a moment too long in the flames, it would be destroyed. The woman was silent for a moment. Then she asked the silversmith, "How do you know when the silver is fully refined?" He smiled at her and answered, "Oh, that's easy -- when I see my image in it."
If today you are feeling the heat of the fire , remember that God has his eye on you and will keep watching you until He sees His image in you.
Pass this on right now. This very moment, someone needs to know that God is watching over them. And, whatever they're going through, they'll be a better person in the end.
"You can spend life anyway you wish, but you can only spend it once."
Think about it!!
Here is my choice song of the week....
Try something a little different and read the words first then listen to the song. It really helped me to grasp what the words really meant.
Face down on the floor
Wondering how I even reached this place again
But you've shown so endlessly,
How your love pours over me,
No picture can re-create the beauty that I see
Show me what it means,
To live my life a sacrifice,
If only I would realize how much
It took to pay the price,
I know I'd always give,
Everything to you
I want this world to always see
Your perfect majesty,
Reflecting from my life this brilliant poetry
Written all over this place,
The signs of all creation that you breathed,
Words can't even state how much you mean to me
I want to face my very crime,
Of not always giving all of mine,
But I can feel the hope you bring to me