There is a process that must happen when the season and set time is fulfilled.
It happens that the restraints of our lives that had grown up all intertwined within, must come to the threshing floor.
The chaff and wheat must be winnowed as one. For it is during this process of refinement that the transformations and the lessons are revealed.
The chaff is only the byproduct that is to be released once the maturation comes of time and season.
The process of changing begins with the chaff and its outward appearance. Through the winnowing and being tossed up over and over with circumstances and you may feel completely out of control, but it is in this raw process that the releasing of the husk and all the byproducts are finally separate so that
the true grain may appear.
The stubborn chaff being tossed up into the air over and over is also felt by the true grain. For in the time of separation what was intertwined must be a combined effort to separate and release what isn’t seemly and what is worthless.
The winnowing process separates the grain, stalk, and husk. To winnow the grain, the pieces of the crop just threshed are thrown it up into the air. The wind blew the light pieces of chaff while the grain, which was heavier, fell almost straight back down.
As the winnowing continues, the chaff blows and the wind sweeps it away to never been seen again.
By being the weightiness of the kernel of wheat we are thrown up in the process but the true grain will fall to the ground of the threshing floor.
“Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you, that he might sift you like wheat, but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail” Luke 22:31-32.
The illustration was clear. Just as wheat is winnowed and sifted in a sieve, Satan demanded to be able to pressure Peter until things surfaced in his life.
Jesus prayed for Peter that his faith would not fail and that no chaff would remain, as the true grain of Peter was revealed.
May we remember also that The LORD has prayed for us too, and that this process must happen for the revealing of the true grain, the true believer and those things that are unnecessary in our lives.
In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey