THE HAMMER BLOWS OF LIFE . . .

Too many of us just want to be pre-formed or pre-cast in a quick and easy revival formula. However, our wings of worship can be created only one way – THEY MUST BE BEATEN INTO THE PROPER POSITION AND THE PROPER IMAGE. The hammer blows of life will bend us GODWARD if our responses to life’s challenges are right. When we respond wrongly to what life sends us, instead of becoming better we become bitter.

God intends for the hammer blows of life to move our wings of worship into position. Apostle Paul writes, “For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain” (Phil 1:21). Paul could declare, “every time you hit me, all it does is teach me how to worship!”

DO NOT FEAR ADVERSITY! The cherubim on the ark of the covenant were formed with beaten gold. And worshipers formed of fire-purified gold and beaten through adversity and trails, refract the light of God’s glory. Every hammer indentation, every pick and awl mark, and every crease of transformation under pressure of pounding is another reflector for the multifaceted glory of GOD.

In all things GIVE THANKS – 1 Thessalonians 5:18

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