Today I thought I would do something a little different and share a couple of quotes from one of my favorite books in the Bible, James. This book for me is packed with wisdom and excellent quotes. There is so much practical, if not sometimes a bit difficult, advice in this book so here are some of my favorites:
“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” James 1:2-4
“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” James 1:5
“Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.” James 1:12
“ But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.” James 3:17
“Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you.” James 4:7-8
“The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” James 5:16
I pray that some of these verses speak to you as they encourage me. Let us ask God for wisdom, His wisdom, as we going into this next year and let us trust Him no matter what our circumstances may look like.