Day 7 of our James Bible Study! We made it through week one! Give yourself a pat on the back!
I know we’re taking this slow. I hope you don’t mind. My intention is to allow anyone to jump in and to not create more overwhelm in your life so that you end up giving up and quitting. We’ve got enough to do everyday. So we’ll keep it as short and simple, in hopes that you will keep on keeping on with me! You’ve got this!
We’re going to dig into verses 6-7 today. I know, we included verse 6 yesterday, but I think there is a LOT to unpack in these verses and I don’t want you to miss anything.
But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7 That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. (NIV)
Yikes, I don’t know about you but verse 7 sort of inflicts a little wound on my heart. How many times do I ask and then doubt that God is really going to come through for me. I don’t deserve the request and so I don’t expect action. Oh Lord, forgive my unbelief. Amen.
My wounds from childhood impact how I view God so often. How about you? Those who should have protected, didn’t. Those who should have rallied for me and loved me, wounded me instead.
So, I have to make a very serious effort sometimes to believe that the Lord wants good things for me. He has them in store for us all. Do you accept that?
Today’s homework is to really pray for the Lord to infect your heart with His promises for you. Ask for forgiveness if you have any unbelief. We don’t want to be like the sea tossed to and fro by the wind! We want to be like a mighty tree with deep roots in the rich soil of our King!
Keep memorizing verses 1 & 2. Tomorrow we’ll add verse three! Write your verses out together 3-5 times. Use your James Bible Study worksheets. Take a snapshot of your work and post it to the Facebook page. And if a verse really speaks to your heart today, dig into it!
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