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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

James 1..

So i have been posting a few quotes and passages from my devotional that the Lord wants me to share. And now, I feel compelled to not follow suit, but to post a section straight from James chapter 1.

Faith and Endurance
Dear brothers and sisters, whenever trouble comes your way, let it be an opportunity for joy. For when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be strong in character and ready for anything.(5) If you need wisdom - if you want to know what God wants you to do - ask him, and he will gladly tell you. He will not resent your asking. But when you ask him, be sure that you really expect him to answer, for a doubtful mind is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. People like that should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. They can not make up their minds. The waver back and forth in everything the do.(9) Christians who are poor should be glad for God has honored them. And those who are rich should be glad, for God has humbled them. They will fade away like a flower in the field. The hot sun rises and dries up the grass;the flower withers, and its beauty fades away. So also, wealthy people will fade away with all of their achievements. (12) God blesses the people who patiently endure testing. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. And remember, no one who wants to do wrong should ever say, "God is tempting me." God is never tempted to do wrong, and he never tempts anyone else either. Temptation comes from the lure of our own evil desires. These evil desires lead to evil actions, and evil actions lead to death. So do not be misled, my dear brothers and sisters. (17) Whatever is good and perfect comes to us from God above, who created all heaven's lights. Unlike them, he never changes of casts shifting shadows. In his goodness he chose to make us his own children by giving us his true word. And we, out of all creation, became his choice possession.

When reading a few days past in my devotional, i seen the passage of James 1:2 and with bible close in hand, flipping to the page where all this above laid. I read, and was lifted and spiritally changed. Its funny, simply, for I was having a conversation not to long ago with a friend of mine, who was telling me similar things. I wish not to discuss much more detail other than i felt that it related to the above passage. I still have yet to comprehend the whole thing, as it is still processing. I felt compelled to share the first part of chapter one in the book of James.

Untill next time .. I choose GOD!

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