February 8, 2013
1 Peter 1:7 So that the tested genuineness of your faith-more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire-may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ
Do we really want our faith to be sure? Do we really want our devotion to God to be absolute? Is so, are we willing to walk through the fires that make that necessary? Do we understand that we cannot become the Christians that can make a difference in our families and in the lives of those around us unless we experience some fire. I’m of course not suggesting that we “love” the fire; after all, it burns and it hurts. Yet, the fire changes us. It takes away the worthless parts of us to make more room for God. In the end, we as believers will be tested; how we handle ourselves and what we learn is up to us?