During this 21-day journey, I pray we would submit ourselves to God’s refining work in our lives. In fact, I am asking all of us to invite God to refine our hearts. I know that this is a dangerous and frightening invitation. Like a needed surgery, the prospect of a scalpel can be frightening. However, the hope of better health compels us to proceed. I pray that any fear you might have today of God’s refining fire would quickly be overcome by a desire to walk more closely with our Savior and more fully glorify Him in our lives, our marriages, our families, and in our church. As we align our hearts and lives with God, I trust that we will see Him work in ways that we never thought imaginable for His glory.

– Pastor Chad McDonald