Stillness calls for a heart soft and obedient toward the Lord. A heart willing to live a life according to His will, whatever that may be…
I was recently made aware of something in the book of Luke. This passage came to life for me in a brand new way.
And the Lord said, “Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat. 32 But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren.”
I’ve always looked at these scriptures from the eyes of how important and powerful prayer is. But think of it this way…
Jesus didn’t pray that Peter wouldn’t be sifted like wheat, He prayed that his faith would not fail during the sifting process.
Life is hard, and Peter, especially, was going to be fighting a difficult battle for the glory of the Lord that would eventually lead to being crucified upside down for His commitment to Christ.
Our faith is precious to God, and in my life, tears of pain mingled with perseverance in faith has built a solid foundation. Through the threshing process, I’ve been equipped for ministry and healed from hurts I never thought possible.
Stillness demands steadfast faith.
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.
-1 Corinthians 15:58
Using your gifts even through tears is showing steadfast faith. It’s commendable before God, and you will find yourself still in the midst of the storm.
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