Unlimited: The Fire Releases You From Your Bonds
Mar 11, 2020 1292
“Look!” he answered, “I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire; and they are not hurt” (Dan 3:25, NKJV).
Are you in the fire? Have you got a satisfactory reason for being there? Here is one; it may apply to you; the fire is ordained of God for the very purpose of releasing you from your bonds. Yes, the limitations that circumstances and conditions outside of us put upon us, the frustrations of which we are so conscious, they are dealt with in the fire.
But what about the limitations, the bonds, that are peculiarly ours, within us – the bonds of our makeup, the features of our temperaments? The same is true. Here is a loving God ordaining the fire and allowing the enemy to stoke it to a sevenfold heat, with the purpose, in the heart of God, of releasing us from bonds…. The fires are being heated to an intensity that we never thought possible for us to endure; are we being liberated by them? Are we coming into the glorious liberty of the children of God? Are we being rid of those things that have so marred our life, our testimony, our ministry?
Maybe you are feeling that you have not got any bonds. Well, some of us have, and some of us are satisfied that this is what God is doing in the fire. [Bonds are released] in the fire.
– T. Austin-Sparks (adapted)
Eli’s Reflection: Look back on your life. Can you see how going through trouble has released you from bonds in the past? Are you able to thank God for having allowed you to go through those trials?