When we come before the Father and repent (turn away from wicked ways), when we ask Jesus into our heart to be Lord of our life, He works in us; He refines in the fire as a jewel, the Potter’s hands molding us. That’s why we have to come to Him ‘just as I am’. This refining and molding is something we ourselves are incapable of doing.
I was at the car wash one day and told somebody, ‘I worry more about cleaning up the inside than the outside’. Those words stuck in my head as I realized how important this actually is in our lives.
The refining and molding the father does may have a pain or two in it, there will be forgiving going on – remorseful forgiving. None of us are without sin and the Father knows our heart. The heart does not hide anything. And being with the Father, our gloomy expressions slip away as a smile forms. Our hands no more idle begin to work for His glory and His purpose as He shows the way. The heart becomes more loving and restful. Spending time alone in His presence, being still and quiet, we begin to feel His loving Spirit permeating through us.
A silversmith never leaves the silver as He holds it in the middle where the flames are the hottest. The silver is refined when he sees his image in it.
God bless you today as you walk with the Potter and the Refiner. Praise His Holy name!
Isaiah 64:8 KJV – But now, O Lord, You are our Father; We are the clay, and You our potter; And all we are the work of Your hand.
Malachi 3:3 KJV – He will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver; He will purify the sons of Levi, And purge them as gold and silver, That they may offer to the Lord an offering in righteousness.
Philippians 1:6 KJV – Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ