Friday, June 13, 2014

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James 1:6 “But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.”

Ask in faith: What is faith? The biblical definition can be found in Hebrews 11:1. God only gives us one condition when we come to him. WE MUST ASK IN FAITH. Our prayers and requests won’t get a response if we don’t believe that God can do what we ask of him. We were told in our lesson from last week that these trials will test our faith. Faith is our complete trust in God. Hebrews 11:6 says “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”

Nothing wavering: Wavering means to go back and forth. Being divided. Doubt. Doubting is trusting more in one’s self than in God. In order to calm those wavering moments, we must be fully committed to Christ. Our trust must be in Him.  While preparing for this lesson, the song “In Christ Alone” came on. The first verse says this: “In Christ alone my hope is found, He is my light, my strength, my song. This cornerstone, this solid ground, firm through the fiercest drought and storm. What heights of love, what depths of peace, when fears are stilled, when strivings cease! My comforter, my all in all, here in the love of Christ I stand.” Someone who doubts can’t say these words and mean them. He is our hope, light, love, cornerstone, solid ground, firm through drought and storm. This is complete unwavering. There is no back and forth with what Christ did for us. He struck through everything so we could have life and have it more abundantly. All he asks of us is that we choose him in all aspects of our lives. He hasn’t let us down yet…

James 1:7 “For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.”

We are given a harsh reality in this verse. If we don’t go to God completely trusting him, don’t expect an answer. God knows our hearts and will answer us accordingly. If you’ve been praying for something and it seems like your prayers are going nowhere, you might need to step back and take a real good look at yourself. It’s called self-examination.


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