This weeks word prompt is refine.
I automatically remembered a song from when I was growing up, The Refiner’s Fire, sung by Steve Green.
The lyrics to the chorus:
The Refiner’s fireWhat does it mean to be refined? Well, according to Merriam Webster, it means to free (something, such as metal, sugar, or oil) from impurities or unwanted material, to free from moral imperfection, to improve or perfect by pruning or polishing, to reduce in vigor or intensity, to free from what is coarse, vulgar, or uncouth.
Has now become my souls desire
Purged and cleansed and purified
That the Lord be glorified
He is consuming my soul
Refining me, making me whole
No matter what I may lose
I choose the Refiner’s fire
But, it also means to become pure or perfected, to make improvement by introducing subtleties or distinctions.
We, as Christians, should always want to be perfected by our Lord (the refiner). He takes us and molds us and makes us whole. We are to make improvements by reading the Bible and praying. We can become pure and perfected by giving our everything to the Lord. Even though it may hurt to go into the fire, when we come out we will be free from sin (impurities).