The Fire (Day 2)

Day 2: Walking through another “no dairy, no sugar” fast means spending time in God’s Word with a heart of prayer while leaning hard on the One Who is Able!

In the 1980’s, a song by Christine Wyrtzen ministered to my heart like none other. It is called, “The Fire.”

I’ve been through a fire that has deepened my desire, to know the living God more and more.
It hasn’t been much fun, but the work that it has done in my life has made it worth the hurt.
You see sometimes we need the hard times to bring us to our knees, otherwise we do as we please and never heed Him. But He always knows what’s best and it’s when we are distressed that we really come to
know God as He is.

You see sometimes we need the hard times to bring us to our knees, otherwise we do as we please and never heed Him. But He always knows what’s best and it’s when we are distressed that we really come to love God as He is. As He is.

I have walked through the fire with a young military mom, a college professor, and with my sister-in-law. Currently, I have my nephew and four friends experiencing “the fire” to different degrees. Last night, I received an update on one of these special friends that her fire has intensified. At times throughout the night, I found myself wrestling with the Lord but in the end, I had to release her to our loving, heavenly Father who knows what is best.

The following is taken from a blog post by Christine Wyrtzen:

I often live as though I have the right to rule my life. I don’t. I follow Jesus today who only did what His Father led Him to do. Though perfect, He didn’t have a full understanding of every step He was to make. He wouldn’t have God’s complete perspective until He rose from the dead. Yet, my perfect Brother, Jesus, made no autonomous decisions. As a result, He took no wasted steps, enjoyed peace, and learned perfect obedience. That same result is mine as I humble myself to defer to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

When I don’t understand You, anger is inappropriate. I extend my faith to trust in You. You are omnipotent and omniscient and when I walk with You, I know perfect peace. Amen

Unjustified Anger (christinewyrtzen.com) posted February 23, 2022
me and my nephew, Dylan

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