In Touch Devotional 21 September 2022 || Dr Charles Stanley

In Touch Devotional 21 September 2022 || Dr Charles Stanley

In Touch Devotional 21 September 2022 || Dr Charles Stanley

Welcome to Dr Charles Stanley’s In Touch Daily Devotional for Wednesday 21st September 2022. May the Almighty God bless and prosper you as you study His Word, Amen!

IN TOUCH DAILY DEVOTIONAL 21 SEPTEMBER 2022, WEDNESDAY

Topic: Peter: Sifted for Service
Our trials are the preparation for God’s future purpose for our life.

Dr Charles Stanley Devotional September 21, 2022

Scripture: Luke 22:31-32

Have you ever experienced a situation that seemed impossible to endure? Years later, did you realize how that trial prepared you for things to come? The Scriptures tell us that the Lord sometimes allows us to be “sifted” for greater service. In other words, He may give Satan permission to affect an area of our life and thereby transform us into stronger witnesses for Him.

In today’s passage, Jesus explains this process to Peter: “Satan has demanded to sift you men like wheat; but I have prayed for you, that your faith will not fail; and you, when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.” Jesus knew what was coming—His death, resurrection, and ascension—and He expected Peter to lead the disciples and accomplish great things for the kingdom. But Peter wasn’t ready.

So the Lord allowed Satan to “sift” Peter. In so doing, God separated the “wheat” from the “chaff”—the righteous areas of Peter’s life from the ungodly areas. Ultimately, the disciple grew from the experience and played a key role in spreading the gospel. Had God not allowed this sifting, Peter wouldn’t have been prepared for the events to come. Ask God to bring into focus similar ways that He’s used difficulties for your ultimate good.

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In Touch Devotional 21 September 2022 || Dr Charles Stanley

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