Posts Tagged ‘songs’

July 10 Morning Devotions

In Germany, approximately 1744, a poet wrote the words, which later were made into a song I learned in my childhood. How exciting that the truths I still sing when I watch day awaken, are those praises that throughout the ages have already been sung. “When morning guilds the skies, my heart awakening cries, may Jesus Christ be praised….”

July 7 Refiner’s Fire

In our campground, there is a friendship campfire each weekend during the winter months. The wood is stacked high and burns long. Often after the other campers have gone back to their coaches, I enjoy sitting and watching the flames as they lick up the wood, dance among the logs, and create an everchanging pattern of art. It is a time of contemplation as I think how the flames would burn and inflict pain if I were to touch them, and yet how those same flames bring warmth, fuel, and purification. So often as I’ve faced difficult and trying situations, I have sung along with a Steve Green CD, the words of “The Refiner’s Fire.” It is a difficult song to sing because it states that I choose, and long for this refinement. However difficult the circumstances in my life, I have discovered the joy of placing my life by faith in the hands of Christ. It is in those times that I can truly say with writers; Jon Mohr and Randall Dennis; “purged and cleansed, and purified, that the Lord be glorified….no matter what I may loose, I choose, the Refiner’s Fire.”

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