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He Will Sit as a Refiner and a Purifier of Silver

Refining Silver

Refining Silver

Malachi 3:3 says: ‘He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver.’

This verse puzzled some women in a Bible study and they wondered what this statement meant about the character and nature of God. One of the women offered to find out the process of refining silver and get back to the group at their next Bible Study.

That  week, the woman called a silversmith and made an appointment to watch him at work. She didn’t mention anything about the reason for her interest beyond her curiosity about the process of refining Silver.

As she watched the silversmith, he held a piece of silver over the  fire and let it heat up. He explained that in refining silver, one needed to hold the silver in the middle of the fire where the flames were hottest as to burn away all the impurities. The woman thought about God holding us in such a hot spot;

Then she thought again about the verse that says: ‘He sits as a refiner and purifier of silver.’ She asked the silversmith if it was true that he had to sit there in front of the fire the whole time the silver was being refined. The man answered that yes, he not only had to sit there holding the silver, but he had to keep his eyes on the silver the  entire time it was in the fire. If the silver was left a moment  too long in the flames, it would be destroyed.

The woman was silent for a moment. Then she asked the silversmith, ‘How do you know when the silver is fully refined?‘ He smiled at her and  answered, ‘Oh, that’s easy — when I see my image in it.’

If today you are feeling the heat of the fire , remember that God has his eye on you and will keep watching you until He sees His image in you.

Pass this on. This very moment, someone needs to know that God is watching over them. And, whatever they’re  going through, they’ll be a better person in the end.

culled from Kingdom recovery Youth Group timeline on facebook posted by Uchenna Amos

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Who is That Kid That Couldn’t Spell Television?

Sitting at the mid-section of the JSS 3C class of Federal Government College, Odogbolu in Ogun State, I was shocked to see a new English language teacher come into the class.

We have been accustomed to our former teacher; a soft lady that pampers us, and behold a tall fair man with an ascent different from the normal Nigerian accent. Without much ado and with the class still in disarray, he wrote “SPELLING” on the chalk board. He shouted “KEEP QUIET!!!”

The scattered class took shape immediately with everybody scampering to any available sit. Our English Language notes flew from our bags to our desk with amazing speed garnished with fear. Fear of the unknown.

10 words were called out and in my naivety of English words, despite being a 13 year old, I wrote the words down as I heard it. Notable among the words spelt is “TELEVISION”. I couldn’t spell an electronic item that I used every day in my house. I couldn’t spell television. I spelt it as “TV”.

That was my worst ever performance in spelling. After the words were marked I could only get about 3 over 10. Luckily for me, it wasn’t a part of the termly assessment. I looked at myself in awe.

All this happened years ago, but the memories still linger. The Okokomaiko center of the Kingdom Recovery Church Youth is organizing a spelling bee on the 18th of August. Don’t miss it. Come and watch young teens as they spell their way to happiness.

Young ones out there don’t feel so bad if you aren’t getting it right now. You can start now and make it right. No time is too late to know. It is better late than never. You can learn anything you want to learn. You can be who you want to be. Just decide and act towards your decision.

Parent, guardians and mentors, take it easy on your children and wards. He might be worse today but his greatness is grooming up to surprise you. Just believe and Pray. He Watches. He Hears. He gives Wisdom. He is Jesus Christ.

Yes, I am that kid that couldn’t spell TELEVISION. I am Chibuzor Amos. @amoscp

What is Worship?

 

The Kingdom Recovery Church Youth Okokomaiko Center has started a series on Worship for the 2nd quarter of 2013. I am bringing to you so as to understand what worship is:

Bringing pleasure to God is called worship. The Lord is pleased only with those who worship him and trust his love (Psalm 147:11). Anything you do that brings pleasure to God is an act of worship.

One of the greatest gifts God has given us is the ability to enjoy pleasure. He wired us with 5 senses and emotions so we can experience this pleasure. We often forget that God has emotions too. Aren’t we created in His image? He feels things very deeply. The bible tells us that God grieves, gets jealous and angry, and feels compassionate, pity, sorrow and sympathy as well as happiness, gladness, and satisfaction. God loves, delights, gets pleasure, rejoices, enjoys and even laughs. (Genesis 6:6, Exodus 20:5, Deut 32:36, Judges 2:19, I Kings 10:9, I Chronicles 16:27, Psalm 2:4, 5:5, 18:19, 35:27, 37:23, 103:13, 104:31, Ezekiel 5:13, I John 4:16).

Worship is multifaceted. There are various aspects of worship. Anthropologists have noted that worship is a universal urge, an inbuilt need to connect with God. Worship is as natural as eating or breathing. If we fail to worship God, we always find a substitute, which ends up most times being our self or our possession. The reason God made us with this desire is that HE desires worshippers. John 4:23

We need to expand our understanding of worship. Worship is far more than Church services with singing, praying and listening to a sermon, ceremonies, communion, healing, miracles, and ecstatic experiences. These expressions can be elements of worship but worship is a lifestyle.

Worship is far more than music

For many people, worship is just a synonym for music. Every part of a church service is an act of worship. Adam worshipped God in the Garden of Eden before music was mentioned at the birth of Jubal (Gen 4:21). If worship is just music, then all who are non-musical could never worship.

Worse still is the often misuse of worship as a particular style of worship – slow music. Worship has nothing to do with the style or volume or speed of a song. God loves all kinds of music because he invented it all – fast, slow, loud, soft, old and new. He loves variety. You may not like all but God does. If it is offered to God in spirit and truth, it is an act of worship.

Worship is not for your benefit

When we worship, our goal is to bring pleasure to God, not ourselves. We don’t worship to please ourselves unlike those that say “I didn’t get anything out of worship today” “I loved the worship today; I got a lot out of it”. Our motive is to bring glory and pleasure to our creator.

God complained about half-hearted and hypocritical worship (Isaiah 29: 13). People were offering God stale prayers, insincere prayers, empty words and man-made rituals without even thinking out the meaning. God is not moved by the tradition in worship but by passion and commitment.

Worship is a life

The bible tells us to worship God continually and to praise him from sunrise to sunset. (Psalm 105:4, 113:3, 34:1). People in the bible praised God at work, at home, in battle, jail, and even in bed. Praise should be the first and last activity you do in a day.

Every activity can be transformed into an act of worship when it is done for the praise, glory and pleasure of God (I Corinthians 10:31). Do everything as if you were doing it for Jesus and continually converse with him (Colossians 3:23). Work becomes worship when we dedicate it to God and perform it with awareness of His presence. Real worship is about falling in love with Jesus. What common task could I start doing as if i were doing it directly for Jesus?

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