I have been deep in thought over this past month, awaiting the inauguration of our new President, Donald J. Trump. Certain thoughts, I have no need to share here, however…
As I have reflected on what concerns I have regarding my country- it really has nothing to do with politics at all. My greatest concern has nothing to do with this inauguration actually. My greatest concern has to do with the lack of respect we have seen flourish in our country toward one another. Whether it’s on the streets of the cities, or the screens of social media, the disrespect is evident and loud and out of control.
So when I see this word refine today. I call out to all believers, to look in the mirror to determine where you can be refined. Where can you bring your thoughts and words to a ‘finer state’? In which areas of your life can you surrender to the Lord, to return to purity?
Do you take part in social media warfare? Believing you are standing for the good of all, therefore, your harsh words are justified. Do you bring glory to God when you share your ideas and opinions? Is your goal day in and day out to share the uncompromising, everlasting Word of God?
To refine oneself takes the courage to look deep inside your heart, and to seek the Lord, sometimes face down on the rug. It takes courage to acknowledge that you do have areas in your life that deserve a coat of polishing by His truth.
I have faith that love will overcome. His love will overcome in you, and your love will shine the light to them.
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