There is a moment when God is so real, tangible. Those moments often coming in the midst of a storm, the disciples being tossed on the boat. There are mile markers of faith where in the moment I knew that there was no other solution than God, Isaiah facing the throne. Inadequate to solve what life has delivered, it is a moment of trust and surrender. It is the time where the silver is purified in the fire to remove the dross. It is a time of broken surrender. If you have been a Christian for any length of time, you have likely experienced these moments of deep closeness that change your walk with God. When I reflect on these times, I wonder. Is there a way to maintain this intense reliance upon God and full surrender during the times when life is going well? I suspect that, if there were, God would not require the hard times to remind us. It’s a journey.
Proverbs 17:3 The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold,
and the Lord tests hearts.