9 This third I will bring 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.’ “
Am I closer to God today? Am I worshipping Him more now than a few weeks ago? How have I done during these days of testing, and how will I do when there’s not so much heat? By God’s grace and because He led me where I needed to go am I able to have a good answer to these questions. I am worshipping Him more now… thank You Lord! But I would have never asked for the heat of purification! I would have never desired the testing… but through it God is producing good fruit in me.
Only by Your grace, Father. Only by Your grace! Thank you for refining me like gold and silver. Please continue to purify me. I am Your servant and I love to do Your will. Have Your way with me and I will continue to worship You. You are my God and I will forever praise You.