I am... Dangerous (W3)

REFINED

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THE POWER OF YOUR STORY

THE BIBLE REFINES YOUR STORY

 

Precious metals must be refined to bring out their beauty and increase their value. First, they are fired to burn up all the other non-valuable metals and then  polished. Only after it has been purified it is usable to make a something valuable. The reason why precious metals like Gold or Silver are valuable is because once they are pure, they don’t tarnish, but it requires a lot of work to get them to that point.

 Our lives are just like that when it comes to being made Dangerous, and this is where the Bible comes in. The more we engage in reading it and applying it to our daily lives, God begins refining our life stories so that it gleam and not be tarnished. Since what makes us dangerous is our story, it is in God’s best interest that we present in its purest form.

 The Bible refines us and polishes the details of how we experienced God’s love. There is nothing more effective than a story of a follower of Christ that has been refined and is backed up by scripture. This life shows the world that God’s word is not simply a collection of stories or a book of moral directions, but the living Word of God that is given so our lives are refined through it.

Real change comes from letting God’s love refine us through His word and not through our own attempts. It is through the power of His word that we are constantly, slowly and methodically being changed and refined into an untarnishable example of God’s unfathomable love.

Let God’s word refine you like Gold.

Read and underline the verses on below in your Bible. Write any verses that jump out at you on some paper or a journal, so you don’t forget them.

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LOOK DEEPER

Read and underline the verses on the following page in your Bible.

2 Timothy 3:16-17

 All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.

Zechariah 13:9 (ESV)

And I will put this third into the fire, and refine them as one refines silver, and test them as gold is tested. They will call upon my name, and I will answer them. I will say, ‘They are my people’; and they will say, ‘The Lord is my God.’

Ephesians 1:19 (NLT)

and you will know God’s great power. It cant be compared with anything else. His power works for us who believe.


PERSONAL REFLECTION

  • How would you describe your  interaction with the Bible?

  • How do this align with the need for your story to be refined by God’s word?

  • What would change if you more fully accepted that God is changing you every day through His Word?

  • Take a few moments to reflect and thank God for giving you His words in through the Bible.

 

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