Conversation · Refinement · Reminders

refinement… an intimate walk…

Refinement requires reading… a steady diet of God’s Word…

Scripture… the script for life… reveals what needs refining

Without the light of the Word… we walk in the dark…

The path unlit… we can’t see what makes us stumble… what needs to be removed…

Refinement is personal… a process requiring time spent with God… the Word made flesh… forging intimacy… trust…

A fresh reminder swept through my heart today… going back to the Book… the one I ate from for fifteen years… the one I put aside for a thinline a year ago…

NIV Study Bible…copyright 1985… a gift from loved ones… part of a survival kit…

It sat on the shelf… at least three years… before the crisis… before the dark closed in…

Today… I went back to that Book… a day of wrestling with words for ministry… a need to see evidence of the walk… fifteen years of notes… underlines… brackets… epiphanies… tears…

A tangible reminder of His faithfulness… His refining Hand… in my life…

Intimate refinement… a Book smelling of God… speaking His words… revealing our history…

When your words came, I ate them;
they were my joy and my hearts delight,
for I bear your name, O Lord God Almighty.
Jeremiah 15:16
Do you have a tangible reminder of refinement?
…of intimacy?
…of His faithfulness?
What is it…?
Can you smell Him…? …hear Him? …is He real to you?
What helps you connect to Him… intimately…?

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