John answered them all, saying, “I baptize you with water, but he who is mightier than I is coming, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. - Luke 3:16
"There are times when life, like a river, is over your head and you feel like you are drowning. Yet, the water from these very rivers wash away your filth. What the water does not remove, the fire purifies."
-- Francis Frangipane
Are you going through a "fire-ing?" Pots are heated in a kiln twice. The first time the clay is dried. The second time, the glaze is fixed to the pot. A simple clay pot isn't very beautiful, though it has been "tested by fire." That testing must happen more than once before it becomes a thing of beauty.
Let's talk. How are you being tested right now?