Something to ponder…

Malachi 3:3 says: ‘He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver.’

This verse puzzled some women
in a Bible study and they
wondered what this statement
meant about the character and
nature of God.

One of the women offered to
find out the process of refining
silver and get back to the group
at their next Bible Study.

That week, the woman called a silversmith and made an
appointment to watch him at
work. She didn’t mention
anything about the reason for
her interest beyond her curiosity
about the process of refining
Silver.

As she watched the silversmith,
he held a piece of silver over
the fire and let it heat up. He
explained that in refining silver,
one needed to hold the silver in
the middle of the fire where
the flames were hottest as to
burn away all the impurities.

The woman thought about God holding us in such a hot spot;
then she thought again about
the verse that says: ‘He sits as a refiner and purifier of silver.’
She asked the silversmith if it
was true that he had to s it there
in front of the fire the whole
time.

The man answered that yes, he
not only had to sit there holding
the silver, but he had to keep
his eyes on the silver the entire
time it was in the fire. If the silver
was left a moment too long in the flames, it would be destroyed.

The woman was silent for a
moment. Then she asked the silversmith, ‘How do you know
when the silver is fully refined?’

He smiled at her and answered,
‘Oh, that’s easy — when I see
my image in it.’

If today you are feeling the heat
of the fire , remember that God
has his eye on you and will keep watching you until He sees His
image in you.

Pass this on right
now. This very moment, someone needs to know that God is
watching over them.

And, whatever they’re going
through, they’ll be a better
person in the end.

‘Life is a coin. You can spend it anyway you wish, but you can
only spend it once.’

Published in: on August 28, 2008 at 7:52 pm  Comments (2)  

I have cancer… :(

I know the Lord says he will not put more on us that we can bear….so I have to trust in him that he won’t.

I found out this week I have breast cancer.  I probably won’t be here much…but plan on starting a blog to just write about my cancer and the struggles with that.  I’m supposed to have a bone scan Monday…then a CAT scan on Tues. to see if the cancer has spread.  I pray to GOD it hasn’t.  I have so much to live for…..

It’s kind of ironic…this time last year I was in a suicide crisis unit.  Didn’t really care if I lived or died.  Now I’m wishing with everything in me I didn’t have this horrible disease.  I want to live…..and now I may have no choice.  Amazing huh……

My daughter is handling this much better than I thought she would.  I was so afraid she would go get high…..because of this…….but I don’t think she has.  I pray to God….if I only had one prayer…it would be for her to get off those stupid drugs and never go back on them again.  I would gladly lay down MY LIFE….for her!!!!

I’m not going to question God…..he knows my future……not me.  I’m just thankful he allowed me to wake up this morning……and trust he will be with me during this long battle with this horrible disease that has NO MERCY!!!!!!!

Thanks……..

Genia

Published in: on August 2, 2008 at 1:12 pm  Comments (11)