Tuesday, August 6, 2019, 14:05
James 1:2-11
Jas 1:2
Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.
And let patience have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind.
For that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord, being a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.
We are told “consider it all joy”
it all, no matter what happens considerate it all Joy, to consider; reflect on, regard as to take into consideration that by having faith in Father God knowing that He has your best at heart and that just like with Job He will see you through no matter how hard the trial may seem He Father God is still in control and is faithful to hold you through to the completion of the trial.
Do you have faith in the Lord? Or do you ask and then move on with your own plan because the Lord does not move fast enough for you? The reason for asking for wisdom, so that you may understand so that when the trials come you may know that the Lord is right there with you and that no matter how long it may take He will see you through.
A sing we do not trust the Lord to do what is best for us, we ask and then run out and do what is in our minds to have done before we even asked, and doing this is like telling Father God I don’t believe you will do anything anyhow. Not only a lack of but disrespectful.
Read the book of Job but first ask for wisdom and understanding. Job went through what we might think of as hell on earth, he lost everything family and wealth, he lost it all but through wisdom and understanding of Father God he stayed true and faithful to Him, and the Lord brought him through and then blessed him for being faithful. Job did not doubt the Lord but rather with patience and faith in the Lord he waited on the Lord to deliver him.
In this instant world how is your faith in the Lord? How is your patience? Do you consider trials as joy or are you constantly looking for a way out?
Are you even 1/1000th of a percent as patient with the Lord as He has been with you?
Think about it
He who waits upon the Lord renews his straith.

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As time went on He just sat, knoqing, knowing what no one else seemed to know.

But staring in to the red leave's He knew spring was on it's way, and that His life would go on as He reflected on the Love He had felt.

And that no mater how the lonely streets desended upon Him He would continue to shin, as He sat their He could be heard sining softly to Himself,   This little light of mine.

Hodgepenny's philosphy has always been take care of home first, only give to those who are truly in need, never, No never take anything that you have not earned. always spend as much time with the Father as you can, for His love will guide and keep you through all things, and this will make your life better than great.


in the Wilderness