In the process of refining metals, the raw metal is heated with fire until it melts. The impurities separate from it and rise to the surface. They are skimmed off, leaving the pure metal. Without this heating and melting, there could be no purifying. As the impurities are skimmed off the top, the reflection of the worker appears in the clear, pure surface. As we are purified by God, His reflection in our life will become more and more clear to those around us.
Carly, remember you are being refined...those impurities are being skimmed off. I hope November 16, 2009 stays in your heart as a new lease on life. May God continue to keep His grip on you even when you feel like wriggling right out...lol.
I LOVE YOU!!