“GOLD”

I LOVE GOLD!
When I think of Heaven, I see Gold. In fact I love it so much I chose gold as the theme color for my wedding. It is just my most beautiful and favorite color. It reminds me of God.

DID YOU KNOW?
Interesting Facts: In order for gold to be refined, it must be subjected to an intense fire. This fire is what purifies the gold, because it separates out all of the impurities in the gold, also known as the dross. As the dross is burned away, only the pure gold remains. The refiner knows when the gold is sufficiently purified when he can look into the nugget of gold and see his face in the reflection. This refining process is the only way gold is made. There are no alternatives, and no shortcuts.

Just as the refiner knows his gold is ready when he can see his face in it, we’ll know that we’re becoming more like God when others can look at us when we’re going through trials and suffering and see His face.

“Test me, O LORD, and try me, examine my heart and my mind; for your love is ever before me, and I walk continually in your truth.” Psalm 26:2-3

“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2

“ You know that you’re becoming more like Him when you can face temptations, and choose to run in the opposite direction. When you’re able to resist being conformed to the pattern of this world, but instead, choose to allow the Holy Spirit to renew your mind. When you lay aside the distractions that prevent you from fulfilling your calling, and when you’ve spent every ounce of energy pursuing His call. When you’re afraid of the unknown, but you still allow God to direct your plans. When fear is surrounding you and you refuse to acknowlege it. When everyone is against you and you have peace because you know God is for you, THAT is when you KNOW… that you’re coming out GOLD. “

How many of us have ever gone through something difficult, and then realize that we’ve gained a stronger dependence on God and our relationship with Him is better for it?
God never leaves us and is always with us and for us.
I think of when

  • Hananiah means “God who is gracious”
  • Misha’el means “Who is like God?”
  • Azariah  means “God has helped”

( Also known as : Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego )were thrown into the fiery furnace. They were not alone. The Lord was right there with them.

He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God. Daniel 3:25

How comforting to know that the same Lord who was there with these three men is right there with us !!! What is most wonderful to me is to know that even in the most trying times of our lives, though we must walk through, we are not alone.

“But now, this is what the LORD says—he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.” Isaiah 43:1-2

Think about it. What does God do when we enter a time of trial and cry out to Him for help? In one way or another, He always delivers His children.
“The righteous cry and the LORD hears, And delivers them out of all their troubles.” Psalm 34:17

I wanted to share a bit of where my heart was when writing this song. I had a vision one morning of a big grey cloud that was seeping through the windows of homes and buildings…. I could see it entering into a woman sitting at her desk at work, as she looked bored and stressed, then into a home where I saw a mother overwhelmed by despair and depression, I saw it in a classroom where a teacher was exhausted and students were suicidal, hospitals filled with hopelessness and churches with pastors who looked weak, worn and ready to give up! What a terrible vision! YUK!

I began praying in the spirit, and then asked God why? Why was He showing me all this. It looked hopeless yet I felt and knew Hope. I suddenly felt an Urgency to share this simple word with the world! “ Don’t Give Up!“

To Whom ever is reading this, and has been carrying the heaviness of life’s trials and tribulations, whether it’s a disease, loss of loved ones, loss of job, home or marriage, dried up dreams, or you’ve been feeling hoplessness or despair, depression, oppression or defeat!
DON”T GIVE UP!!
DON’T GIVE UP!

There is HOPE!
Look to the heavens! Seek Truth! Know Victory Himself! These trials, this fire, is to enable us to develop our character, to produce in us, patience, endurance, perseverance, persistence. To purify our faith and correct our flaws.

These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world. 1 Peter 1:7

You will go through tribulation, suffering, rejection, pain, hurts, insults, ridiculing, humiliation, mocking, jeering, hatred, sometimes even physical harm and death for Christformation in you. This is what you call ‘gold refined in fire’.

“But he knows where I am going. And when he tests me, I will come out as pure as gold. Job 23:10

I have in the past few years experienced “going through the fire” in some of my most difficult trials, dealing with attacks towards my family, my character and ministry. I have felt mistreated, misrepresented and misunderstood. I have felt brokenhearted and disappointed, hated and rejected. I learned that to stand for truth there is a cost. Some will hear and cheer, and some will hate and fear. When God begins to raise you up, there are always those waiting to push you down, out of pride, jealousy or selfish ambition. If you are doing something that challenges others, also expect to be challenged. When you are set apart, the world may not like your position because it causes conviction. I also have to face my own convictions and painful truth at times bringing me to a painful yet beautiful and perfect place of repentance. I have to admit that I am very human and have felt tired, and worn. I have felt depression try to come upon me at moments but I have overcome. I’ve learned to battle my mind with the Sword of the Spirit, refusing to be discouraged pressing on towards my prize. God has continued to be my Rock and Fortress, He has been my Deliverer and Victorious Warrior. He has remained faithful and has carried me through my weakest moments. He has never let me go, nor give up. In fact He has been continuously pulling me higher. He has walked me through the red sea and has protected me from my enemies. I have seen miracles, signs and wonders! I have experienced His Increase, Favor & Blessing. I believe I am Stronger! I am a better fighter! I am able to handle much more. I can take a blow! I can get pushed down, but I’ll get right back up! I am Not giving up because I’m not alone! I have a goal! I am guaranteed Victory, no matter how much it costs.

I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Phil 3:14

But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God. Acts 20:24

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.Gal 6:9

The fruit of our trial will be that you and I will be of more and more value for the kingdom of God. Let us, therefore, be confident that our present troubles will end and that they will end well. Blessed is the man that endureth temptation. For when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. James 1:12

My New Single Releases 11/02/10
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LYRICS to “GOLD” By: Beckah Shae

What don’t kill you can only make you Stronger!
I’ve taken a few blows, but I’m ok though, you know I just keep going!
I’ve been straight knocked down, but I get up again, cause I ain’t no quitter!
So let me take time to be thankful, for the way I’ve been made stronger!
Going through the Fire, But coming out GOLD!
And I’m going Higher with my feet still on the floor.
Pushed back, pushed down, pushed away,
It’s ok, cause I just keep movin forward!
Talking smash all that trash that they say,
It just ain’t worth my consideration. No!
So Ima take this time to be thankful for the way I’ve been made stronger!
Cause I can take the pain, its for my good anyway,
Cause I ain’t gonna break, Love holds me together.
This fire is makin me better, refined it don’t matter whether,
I’m lookin like a loser, cause ima show you all a winner!
You can have it all cause I’m a giver,
But ain’t givin up, I ain’t no quitter!
So I think its better off you know, I’m comin out Gold!

The world needs to see you and I standing firm being tried by fire, and coming out GOLD.
DON”T GIVE UP!

Love,
BECKAH SHAE

  • belindasierra14@ymail.com

    I tell you sister…you are beautiful..you make the Gold look fabulous..I pray that when I remarry… I hope to have you sing us a Wedding song.. Your voice is what I wake up to..actually with the Lyrics of course.. CONGRATUALTIONS! AND MANY BLESSINGS ..IN JESUS NAME.

  • http://savedthrulove.blogspot.com chetreanna

    Thank you for the encouraging and uplifting testimony girl. I too have faced some of the touched upon topics and God has shown me how real and faithful he is. I struggle with accepting my body and my worth as a woman and God has taken me far from the days of starvation and self hate but somedays Satan wants to speak his loud lies to me. I can’t wait to hear this Song and I pray God continues to use and grow your ministry in immeasurable ways. You are extremely beautiful and a great ambassador of Christ or savior. Be blessed SIS.

  • Kristina

    Thank you….. Thank you……Thank you. Your music has kept me uplifted with a slamming beat and its hot like the beats I remember. I dont miss them anymore and neither does my daughter. She tells everyone including adults about how great your music is. Thank you, thank you for helping this transition in our life, go so much smoother with your voice, music, and most of all your Spirit.May God continue to Bless you in all you do.

  • Mike the Messenger

    You are the Christian woman version of ROCKY!!! You go girl!!!!

  • ChristyFaith

    I cannot wait to hear it! I read this blog this morning right when I needed to. I’ve been struggling with some health issues but now I know that in the end I am just being refined right now. I serve a BIG GOD!

  • Iris Herring

    Thank you Beckah! I needed to read that and I know a couple more people who do as well. Thank you for allowing God to shine through you and use your music as an instrument to give HIM all the glory. God Bless You!

  • Venice friends on facebook

    Thank you Becka , reading this is truly a blessing for me right now, i will have to copy and paste this to keep it and remember . Thank you so much you are blessed with wisdom beyond your years.

    In Christ our Lord
    Venice

  • ZionsRoar

    Just read this, and am listening to the song now.
    Thought the following site might be of interest to you. I found it several years ago, sort of by accident. It’s on the processes of refining of gold. I was overwhelmed by all the spiritual parallels, mostly because I’d been and was still going through at the time.
    http://www.ganoksin.com/borisat/nenam/ajm-roads-2-recovery.htm

    Also, I was at a fall gathering recently where there was a real nice fire going. But I was utterly amazed, when after the fire had been burning for several hours, if you looked at the coals, they litterally looked like there was gold in the fire, sometimes nuggets reflecting
    the flames, sometimes like liquid gold. I’d never seen anything like it.

    Bless you!

  • grace

    ur muzic iz the best <3 ya!! =)

  • opeyemi

    Halo. I read your blog in here in Nigeria. i love the fact that you combine deep spiritual truths with good beat. You’re such a blessing.This article is totally amazing. the blessing of the Lord is upon. Remain blesses sis.

  • Becca

    I love this!

  • Jessica

    This song is an answered prayer. Everything is going wrong in my life but your song reminded me that I am not alone. I literally wrote down on a piece of paper, “DONT GIVE UP!! DONT GIVE UP!” God bless you , see you in heaven =)

  • Christine Ginter

    I am so excited that you have this song out!! I came upon your music a short while ago and God has used it to minister to my heart! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the music and LOVE LOVE LOVE the lyrics they are amazing (His annointing is on you)! I can give myself to your music in dancing and rocking it out, but also I can give my heart to the lyrics you write. I’m so cautious on what I give my heart to in music and I love that I can rest in the lyrics of your songs and have fun! I feel you write what is going on in my heart, I love it! Your song writing and music strenghten me and encourage heart, thank you for allowing God to use your gifts that He’s given you to give Him glory! Be Blessed Beckah! LOVE the words to “GOLD” how timely for me personally with some real challenges in the ministry that I’m in. I can so relate to standing on truth and not compromising or conforming to what people think, man that’s been a fire for me. God’s approval not man’s approval!! Bless you! :)

  • Diane

    Everything you touch…..turns to GOLD!!!!
    Fabulous!!!

  • Kim Dews

    I miss and love you sis. Congrats to you and your family. May your gifts continue to make room for you.

  • Tina Oliverez

    God bless you my young sister in Christ! :) What you wrote here is truth, and many others, including myself have gone through and still going through of what you have spoken/written here.
    The Lord tells me, too “Don’t give up, there is still more work to do, keep pressing forth.”
    May God keep using you greatly for His Honor and Glory!
    God bless…

  • Rebecca

    I came upon your art on iTunes several months ago and I have been so blessed by your talent. You and Shoc make a very great team!!
    May Yahweh, King of the Universe, continue to bless you and your cute little family! You’re such a princess!

  • http://ttmpmedia.com Mike

    Amazing Becca, keep up the good work, I love the music and the message. Once again, amazing.

  • Kay

    Beckah,

    May YHWH Bless and Keep you. May you continue to Praise Him and What He does for us. He is Refining US. He is making the Bride ready. Understand that He is Refining the bride so we can “DANCE with the KING”. May the Wedding Feast come! He has you on a journey. Continue in it. Thank you for following and trust to be your part of the Body of the Messiah.

  • Victoria Mari(e)..! Cisneros

    Thnx fo bein yu! yo style of musik iz amazing! Godd Bless!

  • Teri

    Its soooo GREAT to have some good beat bumpin’ music other than that horrible lady gaga :) YOU ROCK BECKAH!!!! By The Way, Your music has brought me closer to God :D its soo wonderful! it gets me pumped up. or it can calm me down and take me into God’s presence!!
    Awesome!
    FaithHope&Love4ever,
    Teri =o)

  • Liz

    I would love to see pictures of your wedding! I bet everything was beautiful all in Gold! Thanks for all of your encouraging words! Much love!

  • morgan

    Hey there, I just wanted to thank you for writing this. Though written a year ago the Holy Spirit brought it right to me today. It was exactly what I needed at the exact perfect time. Lifted my spirit. Thank you again for letting God use your words andd your voice for His kingdom.
    Blessings to you and your family
    Morgan :-)

  • LizzyAF

    Thanks for being so strong, but honest and humble. I heard “Kadosh” and was leveled by what a beautiful song came out of you. I had to know more about who wrote this. Thank you.

  • http://www.crystalholdipp.com Crystal

    Thanks so much for allowing God to use you. This blog is just what I needed to read and has encouraged me! God Bless!

  • http://breakthroughautismtoday.org Dana

    No one should come out rusty , copper nor silver . Everyone who believes in Jesus and is a true Believer in Christ shall come out GOLD !

  • Gemaris

    I just love your music, God uses you in such a powerful way thru your music & it always speaks to me. The moment I heard the song Gold I thought, “God are you talking to me?” And He sure was, because all the things I’ve been going thru recently & feeling have made me just want to give up. I feel so tired & worn down every time some new trial/situation pops up in my life that I’m just like “ugh, Lord not another one. Why me?” But God always lifts me up & leads me thru it and I know its all for His glory, His Kingdom and I will be coming out Gold. Praises to the Almighty King!!!

  • Charlotte Collier

    Wow, reading this has really helped me. I am tearing up after reading this especially when you said I saw a mother overwhelmed by despair and depression” For I felt the Lord speaking through you right at me. This past week I have been facing so many trials and found my faith weakened, my heart broken and alone.

    After reading this its funny I cant even type what I feel because I am not sure how to put into words, not to mention the tears flowing from my eyes are making it a challenge to even type. ha ha. I guess the best way to sum it up is.. I feel God led me to read this to speak to me through your words. For I felt the presence of Jesus and could hear in my mind “Read on Child”

    Thank you Beckah for taking the time to write this beautifully expressed message. Thank you for allowing me to see that I am going through this fire to come out as “Gold”

    May God bless you and your family always and again thank you

  • леонид

    Бека ты лучшая! Beckah you best !

  • http://lifeisworthliving Faith Bobo G

    Hi Beckah I come from Kenya and a former student in State House Girls ,thanks so much for the word and encouraging me not to give up coz God has something in store for me if I trust and believe in him Deuteronomy 31:6 God bless