Thursday, September 23, 2010

James 1:3-8 - Listen for God

Scripture: James 1:3-8

Summary: Ask God and it will be given to you, but never doubt.

Thoughts: Although it's easy for me to ask God for help, I often find myself doubting that God will do anything about it. As I think about this I keep focusing on 2 phrases from this scripture. "If any of you is lacking in wisdom, ask God." Well, I'm certainly lacking in wisdom most days. And then it says "But ask in faith, never doubting." Why is it so hard to ask God? Why is it so hard to have faith that God will lead you where you most need to go? I am too willing to downplay what God is able to do in my life. Too willing to dismiss the possibility that if I just listened to God, the way forward would be clear. I need to trust in God and listen more closely to God so that I can follow in God's path.

Prayer: Help me God, to listen more carefully for your voice and to trust that voice when I hear it. Amen.

2 comments:

Kevin said...

Very glad you are back!! I enjoy reading your thoughts and appreciate your honesty!! Keep up the great work!

reluctantevangelist said...

Thanks Kevin! I think I have 2 people reading my blog now, you and Charles! :-) Do you have a blog that I can read?