Prayer: Thank You O Lord for your servant James and the community of believers to whom he was writing. May the words that James wrote to this community also guide me in my wisdom of learning more about You this day. In Jesus name I ask this. Amen.
Read James 1: 5-11
Lacking wisdom. With this new year upon us, we ask God's guidance to instill within us wisdom. Wisdom to make choices that will forward the kingdom of God. Wisdom to know when to speak and when to remain silent. And if we don't have wisdom, James says to ask God. Ask,
ask, ask. God is waiting to be
asked. Then once you have asked
God, leave the request in God’s hands and don’t continue to worry about it. God takes all our burdens and leaves us with
light and love and laughter.
9 Believers in humble circumstances ought to take pride in their high position. 10 But the rich should take pride in their humiliation—since they will pass away like a wild flower. 11 For the sun rises with scorching heat and withers the plant; its blossom falls and its beauty is destroyed. In the same way, the rich will fade away even while they go about their business
Prayer: O LORD my Saviour, may I listen to Your voice today and know that You love me beyond all measure. Grant me the wisdom to live a life fully within God's love. Help me today O LORD, to make wise choices full of wisdom. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.