The Finishing Touch
A Through the Fire Devotional:
(Bread for Adversity Series)
2nd Timothy 2:19-21
…In a wealthy home some utensils are made of gold and silver, and some are made of wood and clay. The expensive utensils are used for special occasions, and the cheap ones are for everyday use. 21 If you keep yourself pure, you will be a special utensil for honorable use. Your life will be clean, and you will be ready for the Master to use you for every good work.
Whether earthen clay, glass vessel or Gold or the finest bejeweled pot, all must go through the fire. Before you make it to the shelf to the users table you must be finished, hardened, prepared and proven in the flame (the furnace of affliction). Many see this as a time of anguish or suffering, the reality is a time for joy.
It’s the time! You’re nearest the end of a journey. It’s the moment before the rest when you’re proven and shown tetelestai! (It is finished.)
You are a work of art. You are worthy. God has declared you ready to GO!
Having endured the gathering, the shaping, the molding, the so strenuous process; now you’re come to the close. Now it’s time for the fire. The funeral pyre;
All impurities are burned away. All inconsequential doubt and unsureness is dissolved – consumed. This is the time to rejoice you’ve nearly arrived. This fire that threatens to engulf you encompass you, embrace it. Burn baby burn!
I know where my destination is
I’m going to the master’s house- to the master’s table. I am certified meat (good) for the master’s use.
That’s a better signature than Made in China, America or anywhere else in the world.
God’s Word concerning me- I’m done, I’m ready, I Am available
Thank you God! and
Hallelujah for the refiners fire!