📖: Malachi 3:1-18
Confession: Psalm 91
As it is written in the book of Malachi 3:3 which says “He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; he will purify the Levites and refine them like gold and silver. Then the Lord will have men who will bring offerings in righteousness”.
As children of God, our Heavenly Father loves us even as sinners. He does not want us to perish because of our sins, but to be saved and have eternal life, that’s why Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins (John 3:16). Being born again Christians does not totally remove our sins, it’s a continual process in our spiritual growth that needs refining towards purity.
When we are faced with trials, some may be a result of our sins (Colossians 3:5). As referenced in Malachi 3:3, the heat of the fire is the adverse effects of our sinful nature which causes us pains and sorrow. God, is the Refiner and refines us. During our trials, when we cry to God for forgiveness of our sins, He forgives, purges, and removes our impurities (Ezekiel 22:18-22). Through the Holy Spirit that dwells in us that cannot be seen, we are held in His hands, and He changes our heart, image, and character to reflects Christ- like attributes and a new way of living emerges in us. We are made new, a new creature.
We must learn to surrender all to God and allow Him to refine us, by being obedient to His commands and meditate on His Words daily, a continual reminder of our new life in Christ. This will enable us to live a holy life because we do not know the day or hour that the Son of Man will come (Matthew 25:13). Let us fix our eyes on Jesus Christ and be rooted and built in Him, and be strengthened in our faith (Colossians 2:7). For those yet to surrender their lives to Jesus, this is not negotiable, do so now, tomorrow might be too late. DO IT NOW! Have a relationship with God.
PRAY THIS; in the name of Jesus, I repent of my sins, come into my heart and I will make You my Lord and Saviour. Stay connected! Stay focused! Have a blessed day. Shalom!!!
🙏 Holy Spirit, fill my life afresh, in Jesus’ name.
🙏 Holy Spirit, I need a change by fire, in the name of Jesus.
🙏 My Father, plug me into the sucket of the Holy Spirit today, in the name of Jesus.
🙏 Holy Spirit, incubate my life with Your power and fire, in the name of Jesus.
🙏 Lord Jesus, thank You for answered prayers.