The Bible talks about God ‘Sitting as a refiner and purifier of silver.’ A group of women, trying to understand the implications of this visited a silversmith to watch him work. They watched him hold a piece of silver over the fire and let it heat up. He explained that in refining silver, one needed to hold the silver in the middle of the fire where the flames were hottest as to burn away all the impurities. He also explained that he had to keep his eyes on it because if the silver was left in the flame too long, it would be destroyed. One of them asked, ‘How do you know when the silver is fully refined?’ He said, ‘Oh that’s easy. It’s when I see my image in it.’
So, if you are feeling the heat, remember that God’s eye on you and will keep watching until He sees His likeness in you too.