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I was thinking I needed to get back to writing my blog, with more emphasis on something good or helpful. Taking one of my ideas and running with it. That’s when I realized, like the song, I am a firework. I have times when I am excited and I have these brilliant ideas that I can’t wait to share. They are full of light and energy and are truly beautiful to see. But then they burn up into ash and fall to the ground.
That’s when I remembered what God said to me in my last post, “Beauty for ashes.” More specifically the word reads a “beautiful crown”. When I read this translation, I wasn’t sure I wanted to use it because I wasn’t sure I wanted a crown as much as I wanted beauty. But now I see a deeper message. Fireworks are beautiful, but they are not lasting. A crown represents authority and reign. It is bestowed with honor and respect.
The challenge is that if I want to be more than a flash in the sky, I have to be dedicated and do the work. If you could see all my ideas stacked up in one pile and my actual accomplishments of my ideas in another pile, well, let’s just say I’m glad that’s something you can’t see!
By nature, I am a firework, but by the grace of God this firework will become a refined work of His fire.
6 So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you have to endure many trials for a little while. 7 These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world. 1 Peter 1:6-7 (NLT)