Come One, Come All

Dr. Charles Stanley’s message today.

James 3,13-17


If you are wise and understand God’s ways, live a life of steady goodness so that only good deeds will pour forth. And if you don’t brag about the good you do, then you will be truly wise! But if you are bitterly jealous and there is selfish ambition in your hearts, don’t brag about being wise. For jealousy and selfishness are not God’s kind of wisdom. Such things are earthly, unspiritual, and motivated by the devil. For wherever there is jealousy and selfish ambition, there you will find disorder and every kind of evil. But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure. It is also peace-loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and good deeds. It shows no partiality and is always sincere. And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of goodness.

I AM human and I saw myself in today’s lesson. I have made bad choices, way too many. I have given out of fear of being disliked. I have bought things that were unneeded. I have made decisions to make others happy.

Thankfully, I am able to repent and I have REPENTED TO GOD OF MY SINS. I am not the smartest apple on the tree but I received what I needed to receive today. Before making decisions of any kind I need to ask myself; IS THIS A WISE DECISION? i NEED TO ASK GOD IF HE THINKS THIS IS A WISE DECISION.

Part of the negative things I deal with daily is too much time spent here at home without a job yet. I have too many opportunities to look back on my life and kick myself over and over for bad or foolish decisions I have made. It doesn’t do me any good because I can’t change them nor can I fix what I did.

I can ask for forgiveness and know that God will forgive me and is the first one I need to go to on my next quest. I am here for a reason; a reason I am not sure why. Oh sure, my earthly mind has it all figured out why I am here and what my purpose is, but God knows the exact reason why I am in this mapped area right now.

So I once again want to let my learning from today be yours also if you wish to take from me. Go to God first, don’t do anything for another person’s benefit. Do it for God’s benefit.