The Refiner’s Fire

Whew! It’s felt kind of crazy the last few days in the LDS social media world. This Mormon Messages video came at the right time for me. Some days, and especially, lately, I have felt the brunt of the world pushing up on me, as I try to do what is right. I feel like I get it right some of the time, and some of the time I am the Hindenburg going down in a fireball of catastrophe.

This video is called “The Refiners Fire” and is based off a 2011 talk, called “The Songs They Could Not Sing” given by Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the 12 Apostles.

I hope it will lighten your burden a bit today.

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Joyce is a mother, wife, sister, school teacher, Bulgarian speaker, conservative, lover of good music, social media junky and a two time culinary arts Grand Champion bread baker. She and the family reside in a remote mountain community where great discoveries have been made. When not changing the world, she enjoys the occasional bowl of chips and salsa. She can be found at:

9 thoughts on “The Refiner’s Fire

  1. Joyce, thank you for sharing a timely reminder for all of us. It certainly puts my trials into perspective. I particularly liked hearing the part about how Christ doesn’t put us into a position to fail. I needed that.

  2. Hmm, that was weird, Bruce. If that happens to anyone else, speak up! 🙂

    Thanks Michael.

  3. I liked the image of the forger’s fire shaping us into beautiful and useful implements.

    I remember watching a jeweler refine gold when on my mission. I often reflect on that image, and hope that the heat of adversity is drawing the dross from my soul.

  4. What I appreciated in the video is that while the man (God) was working the metal (us), we could not see really where he was going with all this heating and hammering.
    One can only trully appreciate the result once it’s complete.

    Even though we don’t understand fully the urpose of god, we must submit, willingly, to the Father. He will craft us into something beautifull.

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