#Revelation After finishing my bag of pop corn today, at the bottom of the bag was the kernels. I began to think, these little hard things become eatable, and pretty under heat. They bloom under heat. God began to reveal to me that it's like wise with his people. Just as pop corn is popped under heat, flowers grow under heat, gold is purged/cleaned under heat, its likewise with us. We grow, bloom, and get cleansed by heat, and that heat is the many afflictions we hate. I know we hate having our backs up against the wall, we hate these trials, tribulations, and afflictions, but the truth is God will use these situations to mold us, change us, shift our perception, help us love more and etc., it's some very difficult times I've had in my life that has changed me for the better. It's the times I didn't have anything, that has caused me to be considerate and give to others in their time of need. It's my early fasting days that made me go whoa! This is how homeless people feel? Let me start feeding them! 😧 It's the times I really felt I needed a word, that urges me to be consistent with sharing the word of God. The things we go through can help us bloom, grow, and be cleansed. It's those difficult situations that make us think "I don't want anyone to ever feel how I feel, I will never treat anyone like this!" However, Is it not written that God is a refiner, and he will purge (cleanse) us as gold? (Malachi 3:3). Gold is purged/cleaned by being under great heat. When gold is under great heat, all the impurities (dirty stuff) float to the top. This means if gold is never put under great heat, it won't be cleaned properly, and it's likewise with us. Many thought they were delivered from envy, gossip, fighting, and etc., until they were put in a difficult situation, and that old man/fleshly man/ the old you start trying to come back. Let's stop wasting our trials with complaining, and ask God what can you learn? How can you respond like him? What perception should you have? How can you love people like yourself in this situation? ❤️ Let's go higher in the Lord!