Hello, I am Kellie Copeland from Kenneth Copeland Ministries. I want to welcome you to God Today. I was really excited when I saw this verse. My daughter, Jenny, opened this verse up to me. It so perfectly described what God had been doing in my life, I want to offer it to you today. I will read it and then we will talk about it.
Psalm 5:3 says, “At each and every sunrise you will hear my voice as I prepare my sacrifice prayer to you. Every morning I lay out the pieces of my life on the altar and wait for your fire to fall upon my heart.” This verse can have several meanings to you. For me, it has two meanings. 1) My days are full. I am a mom, I am a minister, I am a friend, I am a sister, I am a daughter, I am a worker – at work, I am an employee and an employer. There are a lot of pieces, moving parts in my life.
Every day, what are you doing with your morning? Every day how are you starting out your day? Are you starting it out with the Lord talking to you about your day? Or do you just blast into your day and just do it with whatever comes up next, you deal with it? You think, “This doesn’t make any sense to me.” Your life is not going to make sense until you start laying out your life before the Lord. Sew the pieces.
Maybe your life had been broken. Maybe, literally, you feel like the pieces of my life are in pieces and nothing is making sense. My life as a wife is broken. My life as a husband is broken. My life with whatever you are doing, with your calling before God feels like it isn’t working. This says “every morning I lay out the pieces of my life on your altar.” We need to lay our lives out before the Lord every morning and see what He burns up. Open your life up to His fire, His correction, He will burn the stuff up that doesn’t belong. He will set on fire the things that are of Him.
Think about the burning bush that Moses saw. It was on fire, but it didn’t burn. God will do that with us. He will cause the things that He dropped into our hearts to begin to light up like a bush on fire. To light up, yet not burn. When He puts His fire on something, if it is not good, it will be burned up. A lot of times we go through hard things and we think about how good things can come out of the ashes of our life. The scripture says “beauty from ashes.”
But, it is not the hard things. It is not the hard occurrences and events we go through that bring something beautiful. It is God’s fire on those things that bring something beautiful in our lives. Think about the hard thing that you went through that ended up changing your life for better. It wasn’t the thing. When God’s fire hit that and He burned it up, out of His ashes. The ashes are His. Sometimes we attribute the ashes to the enemy, but when He burns up that hard thing in your life and He shows you what His thoughts are about you, about that event, that’s when beautiful things come. You have laid out your life for Him to correct you, to show you, and to put you on a straight path with Him.
Father, we offer you our lives this morning. We thank you for the fire of God in our hearts, lighting up our path, and burning up things that don’t belong. We give you our day today in Jesus’ Name. Amen.