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Are You Willing to Accept the Fire?



Instead of whining about the fire that comes into your life, use it to obtain precious jewels.

Read on sweet one to discover a very important lesson of life.

Satan left the Lord’s presence, and he struck Job with terrible boils from head to foot. Job scraped his skin with a piece of broken pottery as he sat among the ashes. His wife said to him, “Are you still trying to maintain your integrity? Curse God and die.” But Job replied, “You talk like a foolish woman. Should we accept only good things from the hand of God and never anything bad?” So in all this, Job said nothing wrong. Job 27-10 New International Version

When Gods blessing come upon us they are as sweet as candy. Then we sing praises to Him for His wonderful gifts.

BUT, how often do you sing praise when the fire envelopes the every deepest part of your soul?

Yes we will suffer unjustly.

Welcome to the world.

Jesus Himself said the student is not greater than the master. If He suffered unjustly (read the Gospels and what he experienced every day of His ministry. I dare say, few of us would have the fortitude to endure that.), than do not find it strange that we also suffer unjustly as well as justly.

Now here’s the kicker: instead of whining to God” Why me Lord, don’t you love me? How could You let this happen to me?”

Why not turn bad into good.

Turn your fire into precious jewels.

The fire is the bad experience whether it be in your career, your family life, your finances or your health.

The jewels are using this experience to draw closer to Jesus. To believe that He loves you. To believe that even though you are going through what seems like the fires of hell, He is walking through it with you.

“Look! I see four men walking around in the fire, unbound and unharmed, and the fourth looks like a son of the gods.” Daniel 3:25. New International Version

When you come out of that fiery furnace after walking through it with Christ you will sing the sweetest songs of joy to Jesus for allowing such an experience. Because, it is through this experience that you have been blessed with a deeper respect for, admiration of and love of Christ.

Everyone of us must be put through the fiery furnace to burn off the dross (unhealthy attitudes and behaviors) before the master potter can and will mold us into the beautiful creations He intends for us to be. It in only after this is completed that we can be of true service unto our Heavenly Master. Joseph- Anthony: Green

It is in the hard times that I have grown the most. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Elohim (God our creator) for blessing me with Your skillful hands of creating me to be a precious jewel in Your treasured crown. I give thanks in the name of He who wears the crown above all crowns Jesus Christ. Amen.

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.


Author: ropheka

After faithfully serving the Lord in China for ten years as a teacher I have been called home to care for my aged mother who has numerous disabilities. As well I regularly do volunteer work visiting seniors in a seniors home. I love being in nature. I say the closer we get to nature the more we see Jehovah. We are blessed in this area with many amazing, easy to ride bicycle trails on old railroad lines that takes us all over Southern Ontario.

2 thoughts on “Are You Willing to Accept the Fire?

  1. I think of the post in Job often. It keeps me humble!

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