Colorado Springs: An Offering

13 their work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person’s work. 14 If what has been built survives, the builder will receive a reward. 15 If it is burned up, the builder will suffer loss but yet will be saved—even though only as one escaping through the flames… 

This does not mean that the people who lost their homes and businesses have lost their homes because they failed God’s tests. No! It means that the character of people is shown on how they handle their losses. This is where you want to be judged, “by the content of our character” in our wins and losses, in our good times and our bad times. As a Word and Spirit Church and at Ancient Paths Church, and Friendship Fellowship, we are called to pray during this most difficult time. I don’t about you but I want to grow up fast in this. like Rich Mullins sang, “Growing Young!”

All through the last few weeks we have been asked, “Are you OK?” I am really grateful for those people. Whether they know it or not, they are praying blessings and concerns about our cities and our families. Thank you!

I replied:

“We are all doing well. 300 is the count I heard in the losses of homes. NO INJURIES OR DEATHS!. I’ve read some end times posting about ‘God raining fire on us’ and my reply is this- “Fire is testing our character and what we bring as our offering, and I believe that the people of Colorado Springs are praying, turning to God, and showing great character through it all.” Refiner’s fire- 1 Cor 3:12-15. Thanks for your your concerns- keep praying.

Burnt Offerings
Posted By: Richard Beattie

So I bring you this offering

Gold and silver, my everything

Hold me, test me, refiner’s fire

may it be worthy of the trust

you’ve placed in me.

Up at sunrise

smoke billows on

heartfelt surprise

my viewpoints gone

I want to see the way you see

and the love and grace built into me!

So I bring you this offering

Gold and silver, my everything

Hold me, test me, refiner’s fire

may it be worthy of the trust

you’ve placed in me.

It’s melody has gone to seed

my poetry has been turned to ash

let your word rise up in me

we’re growing up fast.

So I bring you this offering

Gold and silver, my everything

Hold me, test me, refiner’s fire

may it be worthy of the trust

you’ve placed in me.

You’ve given me – capacity

You’ve given me- my family

you’ve given me- two good eyes to see

what you see in me, God use me.

You’ve given me- melody

You’ve given me- Your poetry

You’ve given me a heart in need

of your love- God use me to be what you want me to be.

So I bring you this offering

Gold and silver, my everything

Hold me, test me, refiner’s fire

may it be worthy of the trust

you’ve placed in me.

and as your heart breaks

my heart aches

as our world shakes

we pray- that you rule the day!

So I bring you this offering

Gold and silver, my everything

Hold me, test me, refiner’s fire

may it be worthy of the trust

you’ve placed in me.

BT Springs 6.28.12