Furnace People Understand Suffering

“I have refined you, but not as silver is refined.   Rather, I have refined you in the furnace of suffering.“ Isaiah 48:10 “Once we have come through the ‘furnace of humiliation,’ desperately, fearfully clinging to Christ for all He is worth, then we are fully equipped to march into somebody else’s furnace.” ‘Blessed with Bipolar”Continue reading “Furnace People Understand Suffering”

The Blessings of an Illness

  The Bible is full of miraculous healings. Jesus Christ performed many of them. He taught His disciples, and those who would follow, to heal the sick and afflicted. This is a real part of the Gospel, and it’s the definite work of his Kingdom. I’ve personally seen legs lengthened and fevers ‘broken’ on severalContinue reading “The Blessings of an Illness”

An Injured Life

  “A pearl is a beautiful thing that is produced by an injured life. It is the tear [that results] from the injury of the oyster. “The treasure of our being in this world is also produced by an injured life. If we had not been wounded, if we had not been injured, then weContinue reading “An Injured Life”

Lion

  “I will not leave you alone. You are mine.  I know each of my sheep by name.  You belong to Me.  If you think I am finished with you, if you think I am a small god, that you can keep at a safe distance, I will pounce on you like a roaring lion,Continue reading “Lion”