To Be a Good Smith
The smith with the tongs both worketh in the coals, and fashioneth it with hammers, and worketh it with the strength of his arms: yea, he is hungry, and his strength faileth: he drinketh no water, and is faint. - Isaiah 44:12
Have you seen a smith work? If he wants to give shape to his metal creation, he needs to heat the metal to a high temperature before he starts putting his hammer to the job. Without heating the metal it is difficult to give mold the metal. If the metal is a soft metal than he may succeed, but if it is a hard metal than he will hardly make any effect. Also is the fact that if he just heats the metal and does not put the hammer to the metal he will not get the job done. If the temperature is very high the metal will change shape but it will not be the shape at to the smith intended. To do this job the smith requires a lot of strength therefore he needs to build his own strength. He needs to eat and drink well.
What is all this to do with the Kingdom of God?
We are all like the smith - workers in God's Kingdom molding others to the image of Jesus with the help of the Holy Spirit.
Our prayers, is like the heat in which the melt is bought to a state where it can be molded easily.
Our work is like the hammering that brings shape to the melt.
The food and water the smith eats and drinks are like knowledge of the Word of God and his living in the Word respectively.
Once the Word of God was completely given in Jesus Christ, we need to put these instructions in to work. We can not say ours is an intersession ministry and I will sit at home and prayer for others. It is time we put the hammer to work to get that image of Jesus in others. We need to strengthen ourselves learning the Word of God by self study, sharing and putting it into practice.
Be a Good Smith of the Lord; do not be faint or non-productive.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, I want to be a good smith working for You. Guide me in my work in You. I thank You Lord for hunger and thirst You are building me. I also thank You for quenching my thirst and filling my stomach with food. I ask this prayer in Jesus Christ my Lord, Amen.
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