From the Kitchen Table
Victorious Living Day 41
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. James 1:2-8
Another enemy of faith is natural thinking. Our faith determines our focus in life. It all begins with how we see the things around us. Once Jesus invited Peter to walk on water to meet Him. Peter’s faith got him out of the boat but his fear about drown him. It all begins with “how” we see things. Will we look at our life and our world from faith or fear. We can let God’s word or our walk determine our way. James writes, “Consider it all joy, my brothers, when you meet all trials of various kinds…” If we think from a natural state of mind, we won’t make it. Think from the supernatural state of mind that faith in God gives us. Look at life like Jesus did. It’s a process but it’s possible because the Spirit of God lives within us. Judge this day and this life from God’s point of view and ask God for what you need from that point of view. The testing of our faith produces steadfastness (cheerful endurance). Live cheerful today, you have God’s word, not fearful, frustrated or foolish. We can blame the world around us, but natural thinking won’t get us supernatural living. Think big to Live big!