I was wondering what it would be like if Satan was before God and was asking permission to test Bobbyg… Hmmmmmm –
Here are a couple of verses about Satan doing just that:
- Job 1:6-8 > One day the angels came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came with them. 7 The Lord said to Satan, “Where have you come from?” Satan answered the Lord, “From roaming throughout the earth, going back and forth on it.” Then the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil.”
2.Luke 22:31-32 > “Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift all of 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.”
I suppose this would be considered an honor if Satan were to go before God asking for permission to test me and I would hope that my Faith would not fail. But it is a great question to ask of yourself: “Have you considered my Servant (Your Name)???” how would you respond.
I had breakfast with a very good Pastor friend of mine (Jason K.) and he is the best person I have to give me a positive fix. He left me with a verse to meditate on and it has brought me back to the question above.
Isaiah 66:1 > This is what the Lord says: “Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. Where is the house you will build for me? Where will my resting place be?
If I am the Footstool of God and he has trust in me – then I should be excited to be His Helper. Being connected to God is all I need to face the enemy and I cannot be touched or defeated… I do want to be God’s Footstool. So this helps me in answering the question “: “Have you considered my Servant Bobbyg???” but I do know that I have to be in prayer all the time to be obedient and successful if I am picked.
So how are you going to get ready if you are picked?
Is your Faith strong enough to be successful and obedient?
Be honored if you have been chosen?