We all have fires that come upon our lives, whether it's sin, sickness, attack from the enemy, or another type of hardship. When the fire comes up against us and presses in closer, what will our reaction be as sons and daughters?⠀
Will we believe in our heads that God is able to deliver us, even as we continue to question in our hearts the love and goodness of our Father? Or will we choose to walk in faith that God is who He says He is? Will we remain steadfast, knowing that not only CAN He deliver us, but He WILL?⠀
Just as Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego faced their accuser in the fiery furnace and came out without even the smell of smoke on their clothes, we have the same promise as the children of God.⠀ ⠀
When the fires of life get cranked up seven times hotter, the truth God spoke over us remains. The very thing that seeks to consume us will be burned up in the fire that was intended to destroy us! Jesus teaches us how to walk freely and in dominion in the midst of the flames, not mastered by anything that comes against us. "Nothing shall by any means hurt you."⠀
It's not about the fire. It’s about the strength of what's inside of us! What is meant to cause our destruction will refine us, promote us, grow our reputation in the spirit, and launch us into deeper intimacy with Him!