Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Link Up #20 & A Minute In The Word

Welcome to Link Up #20
Before the link up, here's  
~A Minute in the Word~
And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat:
But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren. Luke 22:31-32

When God was talking about sifting wheat he was referring to a very violent action used to separate the grain from the stalk and the chaff. It meant literally tearing the wheat apart.
Satan desired to have Peter to sift him like wheat. As Peter, Satan desires to sift us like wheat; to separate us from God's goodness and His way. He wants  God's word threshed from of our hearts and minds.
However, Christ, our intercessor, is praying for us, that our faith will not fail.  In fact, He gives us every opportunity to strengthen the our faith by studying His word and communing with Him.
Many times, Satan gets us on the threshing floor. Through suffering and trial our faith is refined. We learn to rely ever more heavily on God, and we are moved to cherish his grace more deeply. After we are strengthened, God  instructs us to strengthen our brethren. 

Please forgive me for not featuring the top posts from last week.  I promise to do a feature next week, so start linking up as many posts as you'd like!
Now, on with the link up! 

3 comments:

  1. I LOVE this verse, Chris! Oh, what a comfort to know that our dear Lord is interceding on our behalf...praying for US that our faith might not fail. How many times would we have been destroyed by satan's sifting, had Jesus not been praying for us. One day, I look forward to bowing at His feet and thanking Him face-to-face for all of the prayers He's prayed for me! Love you, dear friend.

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  2. Thank you for hosting; God bless you this week! :-)

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  3. Chris...Good reading today. We serve an awesome God who never forsakes us especially in times of tribulations. And His Son is always interceding on our behalf even as we are on our knees or not. Love this reminder for my heart. Thank you for that and for hosting. Blessings.

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