He is the everlasting Father, the prince of peace, the one and only God, and He loves each one of us enough to step into the fire with us. Isn't that just amazing?
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
I am currently in the midst of Beth Moore's study on the book of Daniel. Last week, we discussed fire. In the sense of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, it was literal fire, they could feel the heat, they had seen people die in the fire, and the way things were headed, they were going to be next. But yet, they never wavered, when wavering would have assured survival, they still praised the Almighty God. In this study, Beth Moore pointed out something I had never really thought about. What do we do when we are faced with the fiery furnace? Most people that claim to be Christians will pray. And God will either deliver us from the fire, through the fire, or deliver us into His arms by the fire. Our faith may grow, it may be refined by fire. What god wants us to remember is that in the midst of the fire, no matter how hot it is, He is right there beside us. In Isaiah 43 God said, when you pass through the fire, I will be with you. He never promised there wouldn't be fire, or that we would only get close to the fire. He doesn't say IF you pass through a fire. He says WHEN you pass through the fire.