Sifting Through

By Linda Tancs

It’s not surprising that wheat is mentioned so often in the Bible. After all, it’s one of the sacred species (Deuteronomy 8:8). Wheat is obtained through sifting, a vigorous shaking process that separates the chaff from the kernel. In other words, the valuable part is harvested from the rest through a process of disruption. Chances are, there are a few things in your life that need to be shaken up to get at what’s truly valuable. Something is holding you back. Maybe it’s a weakness, but it could also be an overestimation of a skill or talent (Proverbs 16:18). Sift through it.

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As part of FOOT FORWARD MINISTRIES (a teaching and speaking ministry), Go Forward in Faith represents faith-based meditations for personal and professional growth. Follow us on Twitter @moveonfaith.

Are You Full?

By Linda Tancs

After a hearty meal, we usually say that we’re full. Unless you’re gluttonous (Philippians 3:19), it’s okay to be full in that instance. In every other case, don’t be full of yourself (Proverbs 16:18). Be full of God instead (Ephesians 3:19). Speak the way God would speak. Think the way God would think. Act the way God would act. Then you’ll have a fullness of Spirit that never abates (Psalm 27:4).

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As part of FOOT FORWARD MINISTRIES, Go Forward in Faith represents faith-based meditations for personal and professional growth. Learn more at goforwardinfaith.com. Follow us on Twitter @moveonfaith and join the Facebook group @goforwardinfaith.