“Melt me Lord”
Times of trials and tribulations
It is really hard to go through every day life without having personal trials and struggles. There are times God will allow us to go through trials and tribulations to make us depend on Him more, and our situation at hand less. God wants us to have patience no matter what we are going through. Romans 5:3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulations teach us patience. Easy to say, but so hard to do when we are in the midst of fire that just keeps getting hotter and hotter.
One or two things are going to become apparent
One or two things are bound to happen when things start spinning out of control.
#1. We either embrace whatever comes our way and hang on to the nail scar hands of Jesus. (Best choice)
#2. We let our emotions go all crazy and look like a real nut. Never think you’re alone in failing in this area. We all have been there and done that. That is exactly the moment we need to get a mirror in front of our face and say, “Who are you glorifying right now, God or the devil?” It is time to take a self examination.
Self Control is so difficult, but necessary when setting a godly example
It takes real effort to get self control when everything inside of us wants to scream at the top of our lungs enough is enough. We are so fired up that we could set a forest on fire with our tongue spilling out words we don’t even mean. Have you ever been there lately? Recently, I was so beside myself that I had a melt down and it wasn’t pretty. Not in front of anyone, but that doesn’t excuse my attitude. When we walk with God the Holy Spirit corrects us. Thank goodness I kept my composure until I got in my vehicle and God and I had a lengthy talk. I asked God to forgive the way I thought and reacted about the situation in my mind and heart. I had a clean the closet moment with God. Body language says a lot about us. We should never ever stay in the mud too long or we will just suffocate and die.
Melt me, mold me and fashion me to be more like you, Jesus
Job 23:10 In order to come forth as pure as gold, there is a melting process. The fire has to be so hot ALL the impurities surface; they just can’t sit there on top. They must be removed so the gold becomes pure.
Is your heart’s desire to become as pure Gold for Jesus? If so, then there will be a melting process to purify spiritually to become all we can be for the Master’s use. We won’t enjoy seeing all those impurities surface such as strife, envy, un-forgiveness, jealousy, anger, greed, lust and more. But, we will enjoy drawing closer to the Lord during the teaching process. Don’t allow the fiery trials to consume you. Jesus is waiting for us to bring all of our impurities and leave it at His feet.