Good morning, Mighty woman of God! I speak blessings upon blessings into your life on today. I pray that all things will be added unto you as you seek after our Lord Jesus Christ.
(2 Peter 5:10-11), And the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will Himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. To Him be the power for ever and ever. Amen.
I was peeling an onion the other day and the more I peeled, the more my eyes watered and my nose also began to itch. I ran water over the onion as I peeled back a new layer, but my eyes still watered a little bit.
Woman of God, think of your life as an onion (your spirit man). There is a brown layer of skin that covers the white part of the onion. This outer layer keeps you safe from getting the inner part bruised or damaged. You keep this brown layer over the rest of your heart, or body to protect it.
Once you have decided to give your life to Christ, God allows you to keep your cover until you are ready to be peeled. This is a process that must take place for your spiritual growth and to get ready for God to use you for His glory. You have been in church for a while now, studying and praying regularly and now God says, "it's time". Another thing that I want you to notice about onions, is that when you go to pick them out of the grocery store you will notice that quite a lot of people handled those onions. They pick them up, look at them and drop them back into the pile. As women, some of us have been picked up and handled wrong by someone in our life. Then dropped down as if we weren't worth even buying.
As God peels off your cover (the part that has not been handled with care) you began to cry. There might come a point in time when all you will do is cry and you don't even know why. It's because God is trying to remove all of the past hurts and bruises you have been through before you accepted Him into your life. The more you pray, another layer comes off, then other, then other. The Lord might give you a short break, but time is of the essence, because He has work for you to do and gifts He wants to give to you. You will need all your strength and all your might to go through the next level of peeling because now the enemy realizes that you are serious about the Kingdom of Heaven. You are a prayer intercessor and you will be crying for people you don't even know, because in the spirit realm you are interceding on their behalf.
Now God is done peeling and it's time for you to be cut. I know this doesn't sound good but as you peel an onion, by the time you began to cut it into desired pieces, you are no longer crying. You have gotten to the strongest part of that onion and it is not as sensitive, it is very hard. God is peeling and cutting everything that He cannot use for your work in the ministry. During this time of peeling and cutting God is building your character. You will develop endurance, patience and love. Not only does God desire for you to run this race but you need to finish the course. PRAISE GOD!
Heavenly Father, I thank and praise you for covering my spirit until I am ready for service in Your Kingdom. Lord, help me to endure the hardships so that I will be able to follow your purpose and plans for my life. Prepare me, dear Lord to fulfill the work that You have set for me in Your ministry. Lord, I thank You that when you are done peeling me, I will be productive in a ministry, in Jesus name, Amen.