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Trip for a Lifetime: Day 22 Iron in the Fire

To the nations and people of every language. Let me tell you about the miraculous signs and wonders of The Most High God. His Kingdom is an eternal kingdom. He rules from generation to generation. Daniel 4:1-3

I want to continue this story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. King Nebuchanezzar threw them into the furnace and he immediately saw four men walking around in the fire. When the three came out of the fire there was nothing harmed on any of them....not even their clothes. He also commented about how their God had sent someone to save them. Most scholars believe that the fourth man was Jesus. The scripture above is what the king said next.

I think back to their response before they were thrown into the fire “Even If”. I can tell by their first two responses that the LORD had come to their rescue at some time in their past. God had shown up in a mighty way. But I can also tell that sometimes he did not show up the way they wanted him to. That’s why they responded with the “Even if”. They knew that him not showing up was a possibility, because he might have plans to expand His Kingdom and glorify His name in a different way. That’s why they came to the decision of trusting Him completely. In their past He had used every circumstance to glorify His name and to strengthen the relationship between these three sons. I do not think that they knew what was going to happen. (On, how I would like to trust like them.)

Many times we are tested. We are not sure what the outcome might be. If we will trust God, He will get in the fire with us. He is the one who can pull you out. Sometimes we might call this being tested by fire or strengthening by fire. I think it is interesting that when you put a piece of iron in a fire it will cause it to lose its hardness and become ductile and flexible...easier to shape and be more flexible under pressure.

We are in a type of furnace now. This is a very uncertain time. What is your response? Is it “Even if?” Or “What if?” I know from my own past experience that Jesus will get in the fire with you. I also know that we will overcome by the the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony. They did not love their life so much as to shrink back from death. Rev. 12:11. We love the first two parts to that scripture and come into complete agreement. I don’t know about you, but the last part is hard to agree with because I’m not sure if I want to put my life on the line.

LORD, help me to change my “what ifs” to “even ifs”. There might be a Nebuchanezzar in my life.


  • I will trust and obey. You are the potter and I am the clay

  • There is power in the name of Jesus to break every chain

  • I will let the peace of God rule in my heart.

  • You fill me with joy and peace by your Holy Spirit

  • Your yoke is easy. Your burden is light

  • No weapon formed against me will prosper

  • When my enemies surround me, You surround my enemies.

  • Every day with you God is better than the day before.

  • You are the fairest of ten thousand. I will reflect You in my life.

  • You hold me by your righteous right hand. You will not let my foot stumble

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