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The Three Sieves

From “Edges of His Ways “by Amy Carmichael.

Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary?

All of us who have tried to remember these three sieves, and have used them, know what a help they are. We are sorry when we ever forget them, and we are very grateful when we are reminded of them in time to keep us from saying something untrue, unkind or unnecessary.

Sometimes when I listen to hymn-singing I think of the words about the fig tree and the vine and the fountain. (James 3:12) “Can the fig tree….bear olive berries? Either a vine, figs? So can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.” Can the lips which have sung these beautiful, loving words speak those other words? But they sometimes do.

Perhaps these three sieves will help to keep some words from being spoken that would grieve the Spirit of love and hurt someone whom our Lord loves.

Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary?

You Cannot Weary My Love

From "Come Away My Beloved" by Frances J. Roberts.

"He said to Thomas, "Reach your finger here, and look at My hands; and reach your hand here, and put it into My side. Do not be unbelieving, but believing."

Lift your eyes, and look upon Me. For though you have forgotten Me, I have not forgotten you. While you have busied yourselves with your daily occupations, I have still been occupied with you. When your mind has been captured by the affairs of life, My thoughts have been of you.

My little children, you cannot weary My loved. You may grieve My heart, but My love is changeless, infinite. I long for you to turn to Me. My hands are full of blessings that I desire to give you. I long to hear your voice. You speak much with others-O speak to Me! I have so much to tell you.

"Touch Me and handle Me," I told Thomas (see John 20:27. To you I say: Cast yourself upon Me; pour out your love to Me. You will discover that I am as tangible to you as I wa…