God will refine you in many ways and will use many tools in that refining process. If you are open to Him He may refine your thinking or attitudes through prayer or the Bible. However, for example, you may be struggling to read the Bible, so God may refine your attitudes through circumstances. He may teach you patience through your children or a difficult work colleague. He may teach you compassion through a news item or through the struggles of a friend. He may choose to use a shopping trip to teach you about God’s bounteous provision. If we are open to God He will refine us day by day in all sorts of ways.