Standing the Test

Today’s reading: James 1:12-18 The Bible is quite clear about the fact that as followers of Christ, we will encounter and experience hardships, trials, persecution and difficulties of all sorts. James 1 certainly reinforces this message, but it also lets us...

True and Lasting

Today’s reading: James 1:9-11 With December just around the corner, we’re now right in the middle of the most money focused time of year–Christmas. Everywhere you look there are online ads, television commercials, radio spots telling and bombarding...

Wise in Trials

Today’s reading: James 1:2-8 We need wisdom–godly wisdom–more than anything else when we find ourselves facing a difficult situation or hard pressed in the middle of a trial. So how do we go about acquiring godly wisdom? We ask for it–we fix...

Count It Joy

Today’s reading: James 1:1-4 The Book of James is a short Book, but does it ever pack a punch with its candid words and many practical lessons. I pretty sure I’m not alone when I say that I don’t enjoy experiencing trials. In fact, I try to avoid...

Attentive

Today’s reading: Psalm 56:8-11 Psalm 56:8 always brings a smile to my face and touches my heart because it reminds me of how acutely aware God is of every detail of my life. How amazing to know that God keeps track of my tossings and doesn’t simply see my...