Month: August 2012

Equipped, Not Inadequate

EQUIPPED, NOT INADEQUATE But let the brother of humble circumstances glory in his high position.  James 1:9             Are you plagued with nagging self-doubt?  You review your humble beginnings, your lack of experience, and/or your failures and before long, you lose your nerve for … Continue reading Equipped, Not Inadequate

The Nature of Instability

THE NATURE OF INSTABILITY A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.  James 1:8             To be double minded is to be unable to hold a fixed belief.  It is to have one part of me acknowledge the truth but another part … Continue reading The Nature of Instability

Let’s Talk About Asking In Faith, Not Doubting!

LET’S TALK ABOUT ASKING IN FAITH, NOT DOUBTING! But let him ask (for wisdom) in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.  James 1:6             Few scriptures have been more … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Asking In Faith, Not Doubting!

Fully Persuaded

FULLY PERSUADED Let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.  James 1:4             The oldest manuscripts read, "perfect and fully assured, fully persuaded."   If I am fully persuaded, nothing will stand in my way.  I will … Continue reading Fully Persuaded

By-product of Testing

BY-PRODUCT OF TESTING Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.  James 1:2-3             Testing brings endurance, according to James.  How?             1.) The nature of a test is to face … Continue reading By-product of Testing

Truth Is Humbling

TRUTH IS HUMBLING James, a bond-servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ.  James 1:1             James was the half-brother of Jesus.  He grew up in the same household yet failed to recognize his brother's divine nature.  Family ties and sibling issues obscured … Continue reading Truth Is Humbling

Prayer for the Testing of my Thoughts

PRAYER FOR THE TESTING OF MY OWN HEART And a sword will pierce even your own soul – to the end that thoughts from many will be revealed.  Luke 2:35 Spoken by Simeon to Mary ***************** Lord, how You favored Simeon.  He was one of … Continue reading Prayer for the Testing of my Thoughts

Prayer For Boldness

PRAYER FOR BOLDNESS And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought … Continue reading Prayer For Boldness

Prayer of a Disciple

PRAYER OF A DISCIPLE The Lord God has given me the tongue of one who is taught, that I may know how to sustain with a word.  He awakens me morning by morning, he awakens my ear to listen as one who is taught.  Is. … Continue reading Prayer of a Disciple

Prayer For Springs In The Desert

PRAYER FOR SPRINGS IN THE DESERT Blessed are those whose strength is in you, in whose heart is the pilgrimage to Zion.  As they go through the Valley of Baca, they make it a place of springs.  Psalm 84:5-6 Baca ~ A waterless place in … Continue reading Prayer For Springs In The Desert