Zechariah 13:9–“This third I will put into the fire. I will refine them like silver and test them like gold. They will call on my name and I will answer them. I will say, ‘They are my people,’ and they will say, ‘The Lord is our God.'”
When people who belong to God, He doesn’t leave them the way they were. He takes them and refines them and puts them through the fire. It can be difficult and will be hard, but it always results in our becoming more like Christ. We will be able to say that the Lord is our God and He will see us and say those are my people. Will we allow God to change us and refine us? God loves us, but He loves us so much He won’t allow us to stay in our sin. Are we allowing Him to do in us what He wants to?
Father, I know that You love me and because You love me, You don’t allow me to stay in my sin. Thank You for putting me through the fire so that I am refined to be more like You. You are my God and I am Your child.