Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Burn Baby Burn

The other day during our devoutions was centered around trials and difficult times. We read James 1:2-12 and this verse in particular spoke to me:

Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. 4Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

We also read a story about a beautiful pot and what it had to go through to become that piece of art work. We learnt that the Master needed to pound the clay, spin it and shape it, it needed to be fired in a kiln, glazed and painted and fired again, but in the end the Master knew what he was doing and a small lump of clay becomes a beautiful pot.

We all need to remember that during lifes trials and during the fires in our life our heavenly Father is there with us, watching, waiting, sharing our pain. He alone knows how much we can take. He alone knows what He has planned for us. He alone knows what He is making us into. We just have to allow Him to work on us. We must be willing to go through the fire, sometimes over and over again, but in the end if we allow it we will become perfection in His eyes.

1 comment:

Jacob Young said...

Good stuff Larissa! I've got a friend whose going through some bad stuff I'm going to shrae that with