Psalm 66: 10-12
10. For You, O God, have tested us; You have refined us as silver is refined.
11. You brought us into the net; You had affliction on our backs.
12. You have caused men to ride over our heads. We went through fire and through water; but You brought us out to rich fulfillment.
Let’s think about fire. First, it is an oxymoron because it can save a life or destroy a life. Fire is used in cooking, heating, cook-outs, camping and so on. When that saving fire becomes out of control it takes homes, cares, lives, etc.
Let’s dig deeper. Let’s talk Spiritual fires. You have your “good” fires (new job, roof over your head, decent car, happy marriage, the list seems endless). When you have your “bad” fires, that list seems endless too. We grieve, we cry, we get divorced, we lose jobs and homes, and on and on it seems to go.
How do we get the “bad” fires under control and keep the “good” fires raging? Why, I call on the greatest “fire-fighter” of all-time, Jesus.
Isaiah 43:2 says when you pass through waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire, you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.
We have all walked through spiritual fires (the ones designed to break our very souls) but it is how and who we walk through that fire with, that makes all the difference. If you would like the know more about the “Fire-fighter” named Jesus, please message me any time via Facebook.