May 17, 2012

But I asked you to open their eyes Lord...

Lord, will you please open their eyes and show them the wrong they are doing?

Have you ever asked God to do that ? When there has been someone in your life,whether it be a short season or a permanent one, treating you in a way you find unjust?

I know I have.....

Many, many times!

However I have found in past times when my prayers were for God to "fix" someone else, He opened my eyes to my faults.


That is not what I asked  Lord! ( tapping my fingers impatiently)

I then began to explain all the wrong I felt had been do to me as well as how I wanted him to fix them.

"Fix them you say???

I have now allowed the door,  my eyes to be open  to see MY actions.

OH MY GOSH.......................!!!!!

He then proceeds to show and remind me of my actions, my words and my attitude.

Now I have had to ask myself the following.....

Did my words build up or tear down?  Did I listen or shut down?

Were my actions defensive or welcoming to resolve the issue?

Was my attitude snippy and short? Or did it show compromise and reason?

Did I show compassion? Or did I criticize?

I now find myself back on the potters wheel for more shaping and molding, back to the fires of refining and purifying.

Malachi 3:3

He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; he will purify the Levites and refine them like gold and silver. Then the Lord will have men who will bring offerings in righteousness,

In the process for refining metals, the metal is heated with fire until it melts. The impurities separate from the metal and rise to the top. At that point they are skimmed off, leaving the metal pure. As the impurities are skimmed off the top, the worker can now see his imagine in the smooth pure surface.

As we are are purified by our daddy God, HIS imagine becomes more clear in our lives and to those around us.

Yes there are still times when I find myself asking God to change those around me, however I have learned when situations in my life are not as though they should be, my prayers have changed.

I ask my daddy God to show me my faults in the situation. I ask him to help me avoid making excuses for my behavior but instead be forgiving, willingly and compassionate to resolve the situaiton.

I want to be more like Jesus every day, I want to die to my flesh and serve him in all the ways he has called me to do.

Inspite of what is said to me or about me , I must stop pointing my finger and take responisbility for my actions and my words.

To be all that God has called us to be, we must be refined.

I encourage you all, when we are placed in the "fire" by our daddy God, allow him to mold you, change you and purify you.

The process may be painful however the joy that comes once we are out of the fire is amazing!!

I want Jesus to see his reflection in my life, Don't you??

Much love,

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