First of all, I’m overwhelmed. Thank you for all of you who have committed to our new Pray Day for Danny. I’m excited to see what the Lord has planned for all of us.
If you couldn’t figure it out, I just finished a Bible Study.
Sifted by Rick Lawrence. It’s based on the scripture in Luke 22 when Christ says, “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.”
Now, I probably could have written a book like this based on our own sifting. However, that book, God-willing, hasn’t been given it’s final chapters yet.
Nonetheless, you should all buy this book. No matter if you’ve never been “sifted,” you’re in the midst of it, or things are just turning around for you, you need to read this book.
Although this passage of Scripture can be quite daunting to think that a sifting may occur in your life, it’s also very reassuring.
You see? If you’ve been through a sifting, a tragedy, you have a greater impact when you’re helping to strengthen others. It’s true.
I’ve experienced it.
I had many people tell me “there, there” and even “just keep trusting the Lord.” And, while all those people meant well and were telling the truth, sometimes, it’s better just to be silent and listen. Or, admit you don’t know what to say.
But, when people shared their own story of tragedy and told how faithful the Lord was through it, that strengthened me and still does.
Pray Day for Danny is my way of saying “enough is enough.” I am at the point of those crazy men that lowered their friend to the feet at Jesus. I am that woman who was so desperate, she had it in her head and heart that she just needed to touch the hem of Jesus’ garment.
However, I also know, that the final result of Pray Days for Danny is up to God. No matter the outcome, it doesn’t change who God is and it will not change my heart for Him.
Satan has no authority over my family except what is allowed by God. It’s a hard pill to swallow; that God may allow things in our lives for a greater good that seems so far away and so impossible. But, it happened to Peter; the Rock on which the Church was built.
If Peter can be sifted, me, Danny, you; we’re no greater or less likely to go through it too.
When you’re brought to the breaking point, the true you is revealed and you can turn back to strengthen your brothers.
We have to stand on what we know, not what we feel.
I know heaven hears our prayers and it is one thing we can all do that doesn’t cost anything, but time. I realize that time is precious, but so much more is time with the Lord.
Are you “In On 10?” Are you committed to “Pray Day for Danny?”
You’re probably going to get sick of me, but just color me crazy.