Saturday, October 17, 2009
As we pass through this life’s testing fires
As it burns away dross and vain desires
As we endure its blue and white flashes
Will its end be gold or cold, white ashes?
God will test our mortal spirit
Will we trust or will we fear it?
And as His testing fire grows cold
Will it then reveal ashes or gold?
No chastening at its time brings joy
God knows it’s needful to destroy
The sin that mars our inner cup
When He desires to fill it up
The raging fire will soon grow cold
Will it reveal a heart of gold?
Or, as He snuffs the raging flashes
Will there remain a pile of ashes?
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.....though now for a little while
you may have had to suffer grief
in all kinds of trials.
These have come so that your faith
--of greater worth than gold,
which perishes even though
refined by fire, may be proved genuine,
and may result in praise, glory and
honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. 1 Pet.1:7