In Proverbs 27:21 it says,
The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but man is tested by the praise he receives.
When I read this I got to thinking, what kind of life am I living? Yes I get some very nice words for my blogs on occasion but is that enough? What is God calling me to do? I’m to be a light at the top of a hill. A beckon that guides the way. That is something people are grateful for and may even praise. Not that I am anything of myself without God and ultimately all the praise goes to Him. But am I causing people to praise Him? I fear not.
I want my works to withstand God’s testing. I want my Heavenly Father to say, “Well done good and faithful servant.” I don’t want to be one that makes it as just one who barely made it through with what little effort put in burnt in the flames.
Lord, make me a powerhouse for You. I want to hear the praises rise to glorify You and cause people to come to You by the droves. Lord, give me a fire that burns within me that cannot be quenched. Cause me to call those who don’t know You to You. I want to be used mightily of You.
I know this is going to take work on my part and I’m ready to go into the hidden areas of my life and release them to You for healing and renewal. I give You every part of me, the horrible parts of my past, the things that scare me about the present and the hopes and dreams and fears of my tomorrows. They are all Yours Lord. I put them and leave them at the foot of the cross. Help me not to return to them unless You need me to to learn and grow, other than that I release them to Your mighty power and wisdom.
Joy – A Woman After God’s Own Heart!