Pearls of Grace - December 11

December 11

The Threshing Floor

"When they came to the threshing floor of Atad, which is beyond the Jordan, they lamented there with a very great and sorrowful lamentation"

Genesis 50:10

How beautiful the golden grains adorn the fields with the warm glow of life announcing the coming harvest. It has waited for this glorious day with great anticipation, longing to fulfill its destiny and seize its true glory. The beauty of the harvest is not found among the fields, but rather, after the gathering; when it will be laid upon the threshing floor. It is here, on the floor of pain, that its true beauty will be laid bare. The threshing floor has but one purpose; to separate the priceless from the worthless. The two will not part easily, so the hand of the thresher must be strong, inflicting a blow that will cause them to come out from the other. The beauty of the wheat is found in the life it gives and life is brought forth from pain and suffering. It is discovered upon the threshing floor.

Unless the farmer threshes his wheat it will never be able to sustain life. The purpose of the harvest is to sustain, to give life to many. The wheat has but one purpose upon the floor; to yield to the hand of the thresher. It’s in the yielding that the spoils are gathered into the storehouses, which will feed the hungry soul in the days ahead. Useless is the wheat that has not been to the threshing floor. The power of the threshing floor is unknown until life is drawn out upon it. When life is drawn forth, the floor becomes a sacred birthing ground of hope for the future.

Just like the farmer, God will come and gather us up in His mighty arms and He will carry us to the holy threshing floor. There upon that sacred ground, He will lovingly inflict pain in order to sift out all that is unlovely, unsuitable and without purpose. It is through pain that self will die and the spirit will find life. Just as the precious harvest is but for a season, so is the threshing floor of suffering. If today you find yourself upon that sacred floor, then choose to yield to the purposeful hand of the thresher. Surrender your will and life will break forth as all that is fleshly is stripped away. The power of the threshing floor causes hell to tremble and heaven to rejoice. The soul has not discovered its destiny until it has known the pain of the threshing floor.

Lay me upon the threshing floor and draw out life from the depths of my soul.

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