Some go to church on holidays only, some might go every once and awhile; I'm proud of me for going the past few Sundays and tonight! So here is a recap for the ones that might need this:
Pastor Sharon Crank "When I Get Through This" Luke 22:31-32
"Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to have you, to sift you like wheat, but I have pleaded in prayer for you that your faith should not completely fail."
Some of us have gone through the same battles and the same struggles just at different intensities. If you are going through a tough time in your life you need to understand that GOD "Must be up to something!" These trials are to help us draw closer to him and further away from the worldly things; we go through these things to push us to the next dimension not the next level. The difference is the next level is just going from one floor to the another, staying in the same place but when you are taken to the next dimension then you are pushed out of where you are thus you are in a different place! We want to be taken to the next dimension, so STAY FAITHFUL and HOLD ONTO YOUR FAITH!
Satan wants to 'sift' (shake, strain and seperate one substance from another) us from GOD; this is his only goal in life! Satan wants us to be disloyal to GOD, he wants us to prove that we are fake and discredit GOD by using us. We need to refer to 1 Peter 5:8 "Be careful- watch out for attacks from Satan, your great enemy. He prowls around like a hungry, roaring lion, looking for some victim to tear apart." And remember that GOD has already 'pleaded in prayer for you that your faith should not completely fail!' So remember that despite anything and everything you need to TRUST IN GOD!
Be blessed and remember that what you are going through now does not represent your future! ;-)♥ ♥