Rain on my window,
How I love thee!
After so many months of only a trickle here or there, it’s really raining today!
Thank You Jesus for the rain!
Does it ever rain in your life?
I was reading James 1 the other day.
A few things stood out to me and I jotted some notes down.
“A slave to God and of the Lord Jesus…”
Am I allowing myself to be a slave to God or am I a slave to myself?
“When trouble comes your way, let it be an opportunity for joy…”
Am I letting my troubles be an opportunity for joy or is it bogging me down, consuming my mind, and being a detriment to me instead of a stepping stones. I can use all my troubles for stepping stones in my christian life, if I just would.
“When your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow…”
Is my endurance growing? Am I getting stronger because of this? OR am I failing, sliding farther and farther backward as I get depressed about my situations and in turn depressed about everything around me?
A thought: We can’t really know the depth of our character until we see how we react under pressure.
Am I failing this test of character? How am I reacting to the things God has placed in my path?
Do I complain about my struggles or do I see them as an opportunity to grow? God has promised to be with me during these struggles so why am I complaining? God is there, ask him for the strength needed to endure. Then be patient.