God gives us some good advice in James 1:3 & 4. He tells us to hang in there; to hold on to our beliefs; to trust in His wisdom. It isn’t always easy to do that, especially when our lives are packed with tough times. More often than not, we can feel defeated before we even start to move forward.
- Don’t let outside influences affect your walk each day.
- Be confident that God has a plan, and He is making it happen on His timeline.
- Trust in your own good judgment and with His help, don’t give up.
- He knows what you need even before you do and He’s the one who will help you fulfill the desire of your heart if He thinks it’s good for you.
When we’re young we listen to our parents’ advice because we trust them. When God tells us something, we can have faith that He is going to make good on His Word. He is the perfect Father.
Here is your pep talk for today. You can do all kinds of amazing things when you have God with you. You are an important member of His family. He loves you so much that He sent His own flesh and blood to suffer and die on your behalf. He then rose from the clutches of death and went back to heaven to get your room ready for you.
He’s also going to make sure we’re ready for that place by refining us. Refining requires going into the fire at times. Life isn’t perfect. We’re going to have difficulties. There’s even a plan for all the junk we encounter. All our cares, worries and losses are designed to temper us into pure gold. God will be with us in every struggle – carrying us when times get too hard to endure. Don’t despair – don’t lose faith – never give up and trust in God.
STICKTOITIVENESS – Noun – Informal, North American origin – Synonyms: determination, resolution, firmness of purpose, purposeful
Removing the “scum” the dross to refine us. It can hurt at times and especially when we are serious in our endeavor to be more like Jesus, the refining is constant. But oh the worth of it all. Pure Gold, Pure Silver is valuable because of what it takes to get pure and it is rare. How much MORE valuable are we once we are purified in Christ Jesus! That too is very rare!! Thanks for this dear Sister Kathy!!
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Thanks for your comment Roland. After almost 80 years I can attest to that fact❤️
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