For you, God, tested us; you refined us like silver Psalm 66:10 New International Version
I once wrote an article about how Jehovah must remove the dross from us before He can use us. When silver or gold is put in the furnace the dross is the junk that is removed to make the silver or gold pure.
So Too It Is With Us.
Take away the dross from silver, And it will go to the silversmith for jewelry. Proverbs 25:4 New King James Version
It is in our afflictions that Jehovah removes the dross from our lives.
The dross is destructive habits like stubbornness, independence, spitefulness, an unforgiving heart or an unrepentant heart and arrogance”
For me it was a two year ordeal that was the most trying and excruciating time of my life.
Even though I thought He had deserted me upon reflection I see He was walking right there with me through it. When the process was completed I thanked the Lord and thank Him every morning for being such a wonderful refiner of my spirit.
Then He began to use me in wonderful ways which also blessed me with a deeper understanding, respect and love for Him.
The refiner is never very far from the mouth of the furnace when His gold is in the fire.” — Charles H. Spurgeon
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Artificis (God our master creator) for blessing me with being the most skilled craftsman there ever was, is and will be in burning off the destructive dross and refining me into an obedient child for You to use in Your divine plans. I praise you in the name of the one is the best at creating useful servants Jesus Christ. Amen.
May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day