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Miracles in the Fires of Life (5 of 12)
Series: Miracles: Discovering the Power of God
Can I ask you a question? What is it that everyone has and nobody wants? The answer is trials and trouble! And sooner or later every one of us is going to come to a place where we believe that only a miracle will rescue us. If you decide to live full out for God and walk in the fullness of His Spirit, you ultimately experience trials and testing times. You will go through the fires of life.
It may be the fires of other people's opinion. How many of you know that God has a wonderful plan for your life…and so does everyone else? I mean, almost everyone has opinion of what they think you should do and should be!
It may be a marital trial. I often talk to people who are married to those who are absolutely and completely not interested in what God wants for their life. That is tough if you are the believer and it is tough if you are the non-believer.
It may be a trial with your children. Oh, how many of us know the pain, the anguish when our kids make wrong choices and suffer the consequences.
There are always fires in life.
For three young men, in Daniel 3 it was a literal fire and a literal furnace that produced the heat. But they stand in a long line of believers who dared to believe God for a miracle in the fires of life. And as a result of the way they conducted themselves in the middle of that fire, the world got a clearer view of God and they got a miracle.
These three young Hebrew boys, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego had been taken captive to Babylon as teenagers along with another young man by the name of Daniel. While in Babylon, the four of them were place in a training school to prepare them for government service under the king of Babylon. It was during this time that they refused to eat the meat or drink the wine which the king had provided for them. They made a commitment to NOT live like the godless Babylonians but to ...
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