Dang, I never know where the Lord is taking me.
Life with Him is like the TV show Survivor...a
new challenge or adventure every day. I am
beginning a study with my students on Randy
Alcorn's book Heaven for Kids (The adult version
is just called Heaven. I am feeling pulled to the
book of James as well, so just hold on with me
and we shall see where it all leads!
We are citizens of heaven, where the Lord
Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly waiting
for him to return as our Savior. Phil. 3:20
Well that is a big AMEN right there. How about
coming back before this county falls apart? Uh, but
there are so many I love who are not ready to enter
into Your presence. Then I read how James begins
his book....James, a servant of God and of the Lord
Studying the NIV Women of Faith Bible I read:
According to James, if we truly believe what
Jesus says, we will show it by living godly lives.
To merely say we have faith is insufficient. Living
in faith should pair adoration with action and
supplication with service. Such a faith will make
a difference to us and to others; how we live and
what we do really does matter to God.
Let's Pray: God, you are Almighty and You have a
grand plan....we want to know it, but realize in Your wisdom
You unfold what You think it best. Forgive us for all the
times we have not had servant attitudes. Spur us on
to make a lasting impact for Your kingdom. When we
see others who are lost fill us with compassion that acts.
Help us to believe James 1:2-4 where speaking through
James You tell us...Consider it pure joy, my brothers,
whenever you face trials of many kinds, because
you know that the testing of your faith develops
perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so
that you may be mature and complete, not lacking
anything. Living for You is exciting Lord, may our
daily actions reveal that to others! May there be a
smile upon our faces this very day that causes others
to think....what is he/she on? Ah, that would be a big
dose of Jesus and the hope of the Word!
In Jesus Name, Amen