Today is the last day of this Bible Study called, “Refined: Finding joy in the fires of life!” This Bible Study was based on my new book, by the same name that has just been released. If you have enjoyed this study, I pray that you would purchase a copy of my book at www.justjoyministries.com. I pray that these principles of faith will encourage you and restore you!
Job was a real man … who actually lived … and who truly chose to worship God when his life was falling apart. This is a choice that we all must make when the fire is roaring and when the enemy is attacking. As for me … I will worship. What will you do? This is Refined – Finding joy in the fires of life!
Oh my! What would you do if everything that you loved … everything and everyone you counted dear … was taken away from you? What did Job do when that happened to him? He worshipped! He fell on his face and worshipped! This is Refined – Finding joy in the fires of life!
Job is the one character in the Bible that none of us really wants to be able to relate to! Often … when approaching the Book of Job … I pray that what happened to him will never happen to me! The truth is this … God had a blessing for Job so extraordinary and so miraculous that all of heaven stopped and applauded! Welcome to Refined – finding joy in the fires of life!
Did you know that if you go through a fire God’s way rather than your way that you will come out on the other side stronger, more beautiful and promoted in life?! It’s true! Let’s join Peter and James for some thoughts on the purpose of the fires in life. This is Refined – finding joy in the fires of life!
I have never been on a safari in life and don’t even intend to go on one! However, Peter and the Holy Spirit have great advice for all of us who have encountered that deceiver who thinks that he is a roaring lion! Welcome to Refined – Finding joy in the fires of Life!
What do you do when you are troubled and when the world is caving in around you? What do you do when you are caught in an out of control wild fire of circumstances? Today’s program will help you to answer those questions in a Godly and healthy way. Welcome to Refined – finding joy in the fires of life!
Does anyone out there have a difficult person in your life?! You know, the thing about difficult people, is that often we allow them to bring out the worst in us when perhaps they have been strategically placed in our lives to bring out the Jesus in us! Welcome t Refined – finding joy in the fires of life!
The Bible is not a flat book but it is sharp, powerful and miraculous! There is more power in the Word of God than there is in the atomic bomb … in Niagara Falls … or in an exploding star! Knowing that the Bible is powerful … let me ask you a question … Have you read your Bible today?! Welcome to Refined … Finding joy in the fires of life!
The Bible is true … the Bible is powerful … and the Bible is able to refreshingly cool any fire in life that comes your way. So many people ignore their Bibles when difficult days of life come but the most powerful choice you will ever make any day of your life is to simply open your Bible and listen for the heart of God. This is Refined – finding joy in the fires of life!
What do you do when the fires are raging around you? What do you do when your world caves in? I can only tell you what works for me … and what I have always done in the worst of circumstances is to simply open my Bible. I have found that the Word of God has a divine power that is well able to cool the heat of any fire. Welcome to Refined – finding joy in the fires of life!
Wouldn’t it be absolutely absurd if a fire broke out in your home and you ignored the fire extinguisher that was hanging on the wall?! Wouldn’t it be incredibly foolish to let the flames rage as you stood looking at the fire extinguisher?! Today we will continue our look at fire extinguishers in the Bible! Welcome to Refined – finding joy in the fires of life!
Are you in a fire today? Are you experiencing the raging inferno of circumstance out of control? I believe that today’s program will help to cool the flames of your circumstances and usher you into the refreshing presence of God! Welcome to Refined – finding joy in the fire of life!
How is your prayer life? Most of us want to pray … and believe in the power of prayer … but do we pray? Do we truly spend time on our knees in communion with God? If you are in a fire, then surely, you know the power of heartfelt prayer! Welcome to Refined – finding joy in the fires of life!
If a fire broke out in your home, the first thing that you would reach for would be a fire extinguisher! Fire extinguishers have great power to immediate stop or at least minimize the damage that a fire can cause. Today, we are going to be talking about some fire extinguishers of faith! I hope that you will join me for Refined – Finding joy in the midst of the fire.
A fire extinguisher sure comes in handy when a fire breaks out! We are studying the fire extinguishers that God has provided for us when we go through the fires in life. Believe me … if you are in the fire … this is a Bible Study that you don’t want to miss! Welcome to Refined – finding joy in the midst of the fire~
God always wins! He has never lost a battle that He has fought yet! And do you know what that tells me? God will work with me until He wins in my life and that is good news for sure! Even during the hot days of life when the fire is burning ferociously, God is working behind the scenes to cool the fires of your life! Welcome to Refined – finding joy in the fires of life!
Day 18 – Did you know that God is an expert at recycling? He thought of recycling and repurposing before the green movement was even established! God takes junk and turns it into something glorious! That is what the Refiner’s fire does … turns something broken into something beautiful. Welcome to Refined … Finding Joy in the midst of the fire!
The refining process is often painful, always involves heat but the end result of this fiery process is that our lives are a pure gold demonstration of the nature of God! Today, we are going to study a particular item in the Old Testament Tabernacle that was made of pure gold. Today’s program will enable you to reflect the glory and character of God. Welcome to Refined – finding joy in the fires of life.
Forgiveness is just so hard sometimes, isn’t it? When people step on our feelings, are rude to our children, ignore our feelings … it is just so difficult to forgive the offender! However, a significant part of finding joy in the middle of fires that people have set, is simply choosing to forgive. Welcome to Refined – finding joy in the fires of life!