More wood. Make it hotter, yet even hotter still. No, Lord! What are you doing?? I don’t get it. I thought we went through this whole process of banging me senseless. Why are You doing this again for the umpteenth time? What’s going on? Am I not sharp enough yet?
God is choosing to sharpen me again. Just when I thought I am sharp, He has decided that I am not yet sharp enough. The process of being on His anvil never gets easy, it always hurts and this time is no different than the others except I am quicker to relent ‘self’ and allow Him to continue His work in me instead of resisting what I know will eventually happen. Red hot me being hammered into a finer, sharper, purer blade for His use.
Isaiah 54:16-17 NIV
“See, it is I who created the blacksmith
who fans the coals into flame
and forges a weapon fit for its work.
And it is I who have created the destroyer to wreak havoc;
no weapon forged against you will prevail,
and you will refute every tongue that accuses you.
This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD,
and this is their vindication from me,”
declares the LORD.
Zechariah 13:9 NIV
This third I will put into the fire;
I will refine them like silver
and test them like gold.
They will call on my name
and I will answer them;
I will say, ‘They are my people,’
and they will say, ‘The LORD is our God.’”
|Spirit overcoming flesh|
I am yours Lord. Please do not tarry in Your work but be quick about it for it is extremely painful for me. In You I trust only.