Wednesday, 13 April 2016
There's been many trials that have occurred over the past months and some of them still exist. It's easy to take the angry road, the frustrated road, to see only the struggles. The bible tells us different. To consider it pure joy...joy. James 1:2. But why? Because verse 3 tells us it is the testing of our faith and produces perseverance. But for what? Verse 4 goes on to say that perseverance makes us mature and complete.....not lacking anything! I'll be honest, I'm good at this some days, some days I've held a grudge. The excuses to not go to church, to be busy, to keep a foot in both the world and Gods plan doesn't work. It creates a slow fade. It creates worry, fear, and doubt. God works for the good of those who love him. Romans 8:28. My kids are growing up and I want to be the example that I fought the good fight. I don't want them to worry. I want them to pray without ceasing. I want them to grow up loving the Lord above everything else. Some days I'm good at teaching this. Some not. I need to surround myself with a church family. I need to let go of the grudge and the worry about tomorrow for tomorrow will worry about itself. I've been here before...I've picked myself up and fallen again. I don't want to fall anymore. I want to inspire people. I want my kids, family and people to see Christ through me.