27 February 2015

Faithfulness

Founders Note: Today on the blog we have our monthly contributor Meg. She is sharing her heart on this month's theme faithfulness. You can learn more about Meg and her blog on the about page. 



Faithfulness.

Something I think a lot of us think we have, but when it comes down to it, we might be found lacking.

Lately, I’ve been studying James, specifically chapter 1, with the idea of wisdom and steadfastness and faithfulness.

In verse 5 James tells us “if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. “

But let him ask in faith…

Don’t we always ask in faith? Maybe not. I think sometimes we (I totally included) ask things that we think God should answer, but maybe hold on to knowing it probably won’t happen. That’s unfaithfulness.

And like the verse 8 says, “that person (who doesn’t think he’ll receive anything from the Lord) is a double minded man, unstable in his ways.”

I don’t know about you, but I want to be stable. I don’t like being tossed around like a wave. I want to have my feet firmly planted in God’s wisdom and grace and love.

And the only way I can get that to stop is to ask God for wisdom to grow in steadfastness. But I have to BELIEVE he’s going to follow through.

God hears our prayers and answers them… but we have to have full faithfulness that he’s going to act according to his plan and that everything is under control.


I know I need to work harder at unrelenting faith… how about you?


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1 comment:

  1. I definitely pray about things sometimes while thinking in the back of my head that they won't happen. I have to work at this often, especially because I'm a bit of a control freak. Thank you for the reminder.

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