Read Luke 22:1-34 – Sifting gets the lumps out.
Today’s portion of Scripture covers Judas’s betrayal. It covers what we call THE LAST SUPPER and COMMUNION. And it contains a verse that has carried me through many trials.
This is Jesus speaking: SIMON, SIMON, SATAN HAS ASKED TO SIFT YOU AS WHEAT. BUT I HAVE PRAYED FOR YOU, SIMON, THAT YOUR FAITH MAY NOT FAIL. AND WHEN YOU HAVE TURNED BACK, STRENGTHEN YOUR BROTHERS. 22:31-32
Beloved, have you ever felt sifted? Do you know that Jesus prays for you? Do you recognize that the trial is not your forever, but that Jesus has great things for you to do ‘when you have turned back’? The Bible tells us that we are to consider trials as pure joy because of the great things they accomplish in us (see James 1:2-4).
Judas and Simon(Peter) will both fail Jesus, but only Simon turns back (repents)… and he lives an amazing life for Christ that literally changed the world. Beloved, don’t ever quit before the miracle. ❣↩💖🙌💖↪❣