Do the Right Thing

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Verse of the Day:  James 4:17

So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.

 

Doing the right thing isn’t always easy, in fact it may be downright hard.  If you know the right thing to do and you don’t it, eventually, it will catch up to you in one way or another and it will only make things worse.  Admit your mistakes, learn from them and strive to always do the right thing.

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Keep On Keeping On

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Verse of the Day:  James 1:12

Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.

 

There will be trials, there will be tough times, but God is with you and if you don’t give up you will be blessed.  Stay strong, you are not alone, and it will all be worth it in the end.

Gifts from Above

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Verse of the Day: James 1:17

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

 

God is good and every gift from Him is good and perfect. Think about all the good in your life, your job, your home, your family, it’s all a gift from God.  Think about the spiritual gifts you’ve been given; they too are a gift from God. Now think about the greatest gift of all, the gift of salvation through Jesus Christ, it all comes from our heavenly Father.  As we go through this holiday season let’s not forget what it’s really about and remember to be grateful for all the gifts from our Father above.

‘Tis the Season to Be Jolly

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Verse of the Day:  James 1:19

My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.

 

‘Tis the season to be jolly.  Even though it’s the most wonderful time of the year everyone is busy, stressed out, in a hurry and not always as polite as they can be. As Christians, let’s try to set an example of how to treat others.  Let’s be kind and slow to anger and remember, Jesus is the reason for the season.

Seek Spiritual Wisdom

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Verse of the Day: James 3:17

Wisdom that comes from heaven is pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.

 

Spiritual wisdom comes from God and it gives you the ability to live a life that is obedient to Him no matter what trials you face.  Consistently seek God’s wisdom by reading the Bible and through prayer and you will begin to see the changes in yourself and in your life.

Make Wise Decisions

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Verse of the Day:  James 1:5

If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.

 

When you have a decision to make that you are uncertain about, take it to the Lord in prayer.  God is wise and all knowing, the giver of all good things.  Bring your concerns to Him with sincerity and ask for guidance and wisdom to make the right decision.

Personal Petition

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Verse of the Day:  James 4:2

You do not have because you do not ask God.

 

God already knows your needs before you ask but He still wants to hear your request and see you exercise your faith.  If you need something you should go directly to the source.  Take it to God in prayer, be bold and confident with your personal petitions.  Pray with the right motives and be persistent.  If your prayers are not answered immediately keep praying, keep asking and keep believing.