"When you seek me, you will find me, provided you seek for me wholeheartedly."
"Keep asking, and it will be given to you; keep seeking, and you will find; keep knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who keeps asking receives; he who keeps seeking finds; and to him who keeps knocking, the door will be opened."
“Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift all of you as wheat.”
Have you ever felt like you might be the recipient of some of Satan’s sifting?
In fact, just this last week in my prayer time with the Lord, I was questioning the Lord, on this very subject.
Not just on my behalf, but as I was thinking about and praying for many other dear, faithful, brothers and sisters in the faith, I began to talk to the Lord about all the suffering that was going on in the body of Messiah. I honestly do not like to use this next word in my prayer time much. However, if I am being open and honest as I say, it came up more than once this sorrowful prayer session with the Great I AM. "Why." I mean without going too far off on a bunny trail. I am one to give God as much leeway as He takes without question. As He IS and I am not. (Isaiah 55:8-9) However from time to time grief has a way of taking over and that nasty word comes out. I am after all human. But that too is understandable and forgivable. (Psalm 104:13) 😊 Baruch Hashem! Okay back on track here!
So, in all of His graciousness and mercy what the Lord revealed to me through His Holy Spirit was that -
Truly, here lately it has been a season of testing, refining and straight out sifting for the Children of God. No exceptions! If you are moving forward in the Lord’s will and producing fruit, you will experience one of these in your life!
And this leads me to the encouraging part of my blog😊
As I was in my prayer room the other day, deep in prayer, talking to the Lord about,
“ Satan asking permission to sift me like wheat.”
(As in the book of Job and in Luke 22:31 where Yeshua himself says, “Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift all of you as wheat.)
As previously mentioned, I had some concern in my heart.
Following is the Lord's most beautiful and touching response to me.
I found it to be very encouraging. So I wanted to share it with all of you.
I replaced my name with "Child".
So as you read these following words, let the Lord speak directly to you through his Holy Spirit and be encouraged.