Conflict, Refined, Fire Being Made New For God

Conflict, Refined, Fire Being Made New For God

Conflict. This one word can send hives all over our body. I don’t know about you, but I hate it at all cost. Okay, so maybe not always. It’s great in writing, just not in real life. I’m sure we’ve all heard, God won’t give us more than we can handle. Have you ever thought that at times, God presses us. Not to hurt us. No. To mold us into what He wants.

That can be a hard thing to hear. God refines us. It’s for our own good. Does it hurt? You bet it does. Sometimes, it is God pressing the hand down on us to make us listen, or a godly friend. It doesn’t matter which, because each of these hurt. It’s supposed to. This is to change us, remove things in our lives that aren’t from Him. I recently went through this. It was with a close friend. She didn’t want to call me out. I’m glad she did because I didn’t have any clue what I was doing was hindering my faith.

She did it because she loves me. More important, she loves God and listened to His voice. God used her in my life to bring attention to an area of my life that wasn’t in line with Him. Do I still struggle? Yes, at times I do. I’m more aware of the issue now and do my best to not fall into Satan’s temptations on this. It takes prayers. I have two great prayer warriors that I can go to with anything. I mean anything. There’s not judgement and I know they’ll storm Heaven for me, and me for them

1 Peter 1:7

so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ;

 

Zechariah 13:9

“And I will bring the third part through the fire, Refine them as silver is refined, And test them as gold is tested 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 my God.'”

Isaiah 48:10

“Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.

If you’re going through being refined, don’t be upset. Rejoice, God is taking you and molding you. He’s got you in His hands. What better place to be? This reminds me of a song out now called, Diamonds. I’ll post the lyrics below and also the video for it.

 

“Diamonds”
Here and now I’m in the fire,
In above my head
Oh, oh, oh oh, oh, oh
Being held under the pressure,
Don’t know what’ll be left
Oh, oh, oh oh, oh, oh
But it’s here in the ashes
I’m finding treasure

He’s making diamonds, diamonds
Making diamonds out of dust
He is refining in his timing
He’s making diamonds out of us

I’ll surrender to the power
Of being crushed by love
Oh, oh, oh oh, oh, oh
Till the beauty that was hidden
Isn’t covered up
Oh, oh, oh oh, oh, oh
Oh it’s not what I hoped for
It’s something much better

He’s making diamonds, diamonds
Making diamonds out of dust
He is refining in his timing
He’s making diamonds out of us

Oh the joy of the lord
It will be my strength
When the pressure is on
He’s making diamonds

Oh the joy of the lord
It will be my strength
When the pressure is on
He’s making diamonds

Oh the joy of the lord
It will be my strength
When the pressure is on
He’s making, he’s making

He’s making diamonds, diamonds
Making us rise up from the dust
He is refining in his timing
He’s making diamonds out of dust
Making diamonds out of us

I won’t be afraid to shine
I won’t be afraid to shine
I won’t be afraid to shine
Cause he’s making diamonds out of dust
Making diamonds out of us

 

 

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Allyson Carter About Allyson Carter

Allyson Carter is an author who dips her toes into the suspense and romance genres in the Edgy Christian market. She lives in Indiana with her husband, four children and three cats, where she homeschools her children, three on the autism spectrum. You can find out more about her books on her website. She also has a personal blog at Faith and Homemaking

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  1. Thanks for sharing this, Allyson. We all need friends to hold us accountable. Blessings!

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    Allyson Carter

    Allyson Carter Reply:

    You’re welcome. Yes we do.

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