Today, I’m joining the Five Minute Friday crew and writing on the prompt “refine”. The #FMF linkup happens each Friday. Visit this link if you’d like to join in.
Clay Refines Through Fire
It’s such a small word, refine. But, it takes a lifetime to understand it. So much of the last 8 years has been a refinement process for me. I am still learning that
- I’m not of this world but in it.
- People are people and I can’t expect more from them, nor them from me.
- Trust is earned; you can’t fake it.
- Writing takes time and space; you can’t force it.
Yet, God is sovereign, on the Throne of Grace. He guides and guards.
Refinement is much different than I imagined. The kiln is full of fresh clay pots, waiting for heat. But not wanting it at all.
Some pots crack from the intensity of the fire.
Others explode under the pressure.
Few are strengthened, made sound and solid by the very same heat that blew others apart.
Is the potter to blame?
Did the pot quit or not understand the importance of being fired?
A fully fired pot carries water and brings life to the thirsty ones.
Stay in the fire.
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