Wednesday, July 10, 2013

How to Survive the HEAT


“Look!” he answered. “I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire; and they are not hurt, and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.” – Daniel 3:25

HEAT is powerful! It burns, purifies, molds, refines and removes. Anyone living in Houston can attest to the overwhelming strength of heat. We can also learn a lot about HEAT from the three Hebrew boys who were thrown into the furnace.

King Nebuchadnezzer was so HEATED at Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego that he demanded they be thrown into the fire... Fueled by anger, the king had the furnace HEATED to such a degree that it INCINERATED the individuals who threw the boys into the furnace. After a short while, the King noticed the once bound boys walking around in the midst of the HEAT with a cool companion.

I encourage you to think about four quick things:

1.     Haters get heated, but they will only destroy themselves, and those they conspire with, if YOU stay cool.
2.     You may feel bound while in a hot place, but you can still call out for help.
3.     God is with you always, and He can use every heated situation for your benefit.
4.     God also uses heated situations for his glory.  God did more than perform a miracle for the boys. He also sent a message to the king and any onlooker about His power!

There is always a way to stay cool in hot times.