A must read...when you can

Discussion in 'Spirituality/Worship' started by MamaR, May 31, 2006.

  1. MamaR

    MamaR New Member

    Malachi 3:3 says "He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; ..." This part of the 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 in front of the fire the whole time the silver was being refined.

    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 message on, because right now, at this very moment, someone needs to know that God is watching over them. And, whatever they're going through, they'll know it'll be okay. If God leads you to it, he will bring you through it!
  2. dejovu

    dejovu New Member

    That was beautiful. Thankyou for posting it. Blessings. De
  3. MamaR

    MamaR New Member

    How are you? I hope that you are well. I haven't read much...but will try. My hubby is home...so must spend some quality time.

    Love, Mari
  4. ilovecats94

    ilovecats94 New Member

    Sweet Mari,
    That was beautiful and thanks for typing that out. :)

    Love & prayers,
  5. morningsonshine

    morningsonshine New Member

    This is to good to let settle down to bottom of the pile.

    Hope more read it!

    Thanks Mari,

    God Bless
  6. SPR30

    SPR30 New Member

  7. MamaR

    MamaR New Member

    This was just so special that I knew you all would get a blessing from it.

    Please say a prayer for me this week. I have so much ahead of me. A family reunion... and granddaughters b'day party....plus so much other "STUFF".
    I wish that people could realize that I am not up to doing things that they expect me to do! I wish that I could not feel guilty about saying "NO"!!!

  8. ilovecats94

    ilovecats94 New Member

    For your week that will be extra busy. I know how stressful all of it becomes and it is just so difficult to get through things like that.

    I have a few things this week too, but not nearly as stressful as what you have.

    Many prayers going up to you! Have a good week and a great time!

    Love with prayers,
  9. BlueSky555

    BlueSky555 New Member

    This was so beautiful. Thank you so much for posting it.

  10. libra55

    libra55 New Member

    so beautiful......thanks for posting it.

    ((((((hugs)))))and prayers.

  11. kgangel

    kgangel New Member

    Wow, that gave me chills!! How beautiful that is

    Thank you so much, needed that

    God Bless