“Take away the dross from the silver, and there shall come forth a vessel for the refiner.”
How much dross is in my life that makes me less valuable and unusable for the Master Silversmith? Sadly, an honest evaluation makes me think at times there is more dross than silver. The dross may be anything and everything in my life that isn’t rooted in my focus upon magnifying and serving my Savior.
I am a covetous man, a materialistic man; a man often obsessed with the things of this earth. My house, my car, my hobbies, my entertainment, my possessions, my passions, my pride, and all of the selfish obsessions of my life are dross – impurities which contaminate my life from the purity God desires and intends for me.
Oh, what would God do through this worthless vessel should it ever become free of the dross!
May the words of this song be true of my life.
All I ever want to be is what You want of me, Lord;
I give my life to You.
And all my hopes and dreams and plans I place within Your hands, Lord,
and give my life to You.