Gold is one of the most precious metals in our world today. The reason being it naturally lasts forever. The strongest acids could barely affect it and it does not tarnish. Another reason is that gold is very hard to come about. So why is your life a gold refinery?
Gold is very hard to find. Mining gold is no joke. People have shed blood and lives have been given and taken to find and harvest gold. And when gold is found, it is then refined. Why? Because unrefined gold doesn’t shine the real glory the way that purified gold does. But how do we purify gold?
Gold is a hard, solid substance, if you don’t heat it up to a certain degree, the impurities concealed inside it won’t show up. You have to let it go through the fire in order for you to refine it. Otherwise, you cannot extract it because of it’s solid nature.
It’s the same with your life. Christianity can only develop when it goes through the fire. A little heat and we tend to draw back. We have to realize that the heat is needed for us to see the impurities hidden inside our solid sinful nature. God uses the fire to break the flesh and when the flesh is broken, it gives way to show what we need to put away and then that’s the time we shine God’s glory contained in us.
We have to realize that the fire is needed. Oftentimes we ask God to quench it when all we should be asking is for Him to help us see the impurities and to change. It’s not about the fire and the pain, it’s about taking away the impurities to shine God’s light in your life.
Gold is so hard to find and is so precious in God’s sight. It’s the same for us. He loves us so much to let us stay unrefined. He wants us to reflect His image – and gold can only reflect an image clearly when all the impurities have been swept away. Your life is a gold refinery. Let God refine you.