Refining Fire

by | Sep 22, 2021

In the last 6 months or so I have been in a season that I can only describe as refining fire.

I’ve told those close to me that the Father has used this season to “pull out yucky parts of me that I didn’t even know were there.” Refining me, so to speak. It has been really hard and honestly I was just begging for this season to end…until God used a new friend and a potter’s wheel to give some revelation and bring me to Psalm 66.

As my friend, the potter, explained how to throw and push and work the clay so that it can resemble a pot, I immediately thought of how often God is compared to a potter. He is the one to mold us and shape us but that’s not the end of His work in us. We can not become what we are intended to be without His refining fire. The fire is what hardens the clay so that it can hold what it was created for!

This revelation gave me a renewed tenacity and hope… there is a purpose to this refining fire I am in! I can not hold the future my Father has for me without the fire, and isn’t it just like God to make me better than before?!

I know that I can bear this refining season because of the hope of being saturated in His goodness! And I know you can bear yours too!

-Alston M.