The Refiner's Fire (Poem)
The refiner’s fire
burns away the dross,
All of the excess and
what isn’t pure,
What are your expectations
when the flames are at their hottest?
Can you see the quality of person
you will become?
Or does your soul cry out for
instant gratification and relief?
As you go through fiery trials
Look into the Father’s eyes
when you study the Word,
Behold His love for you and know that
the fire will not consume you,
You may experience discomfort
But, understand that purity is the fire’s goal,
Even the flames have been commissioned
to bring forth pure motives and desires,
When you are tried and tested
in the furnace of affliction,
I encourage you to lift up your eyes and
Look to Him who has all control,
He knows the outcome and is working
all things together for your ultimate good,
The flames won’t get any hotter than He will allow!
At this very hour your faith is
going through the refiner’s fire,
Look to Jesus!
He authored your faith and will finish it
He will perfect those things which pertains to you,
The refiner’s fire will put the finishing touch
on your faith and translate it into holiness and love.