Friday, March 2, 2018

Minding Heavenly Things

Do I Ask for More?
Read ~ James 4:2 
Have you ever thought to yourself, “Do I need to ask God for more joy, peace or love, in my life?”  Have you secretly envied people who appear to have everything going for them? Are you laughing on the outside, but crying on the inside? Are you waiting to enjoy life when your circumstances become perfect? Be careful what you allow in your heart, it can poison the understanding of whom God is while in His very presences.
We, as believers, will experience real joy and peace when we are obedient to Christ. True peace is unknown to the unsaved world, but God’s peace is already given to us at salvation to dissolve our greatest fears. God’s love for us as believers, has been poured out in our hearts to the point of overflowing. He has planted in our hearts the knowledge that we belong to Him. Christ’s love is so immense, we can never be separated from His deep affection (Romans 8:39). No need for us to ask for more joy, love or peace, God has already given to us all things pertaining to life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3).
What Scripture does encourage us to ask for is wisdom (James 1:5). Only such divine wisdom enables believers to be joyous, submissive in trials (peace), and to experience the great love of God. There is wisdom in abundance when we ask in faith, knowing He will provide the wisdom needed for every situation. If you are in doubt, you will be like the restless sea, being tossed to and fro never able to rest. Ask God to give you wisdom for life’s journey, and He will guide you through every circumstance of life (Psalm 119:105).

Lord, I’m asking for Your divine wisdom in directing my feet along this darkened path that I may be obedient to You.

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