I have a problem sleeping at night so this will be a time when I can keep all of you up to date with what is happening with Brandi and I, and also try to wind down from the day.
James 4: 7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. 8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. 9 Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. 10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.
James is probably my favorite book in the Bible. I could pick one verse a day, from the book, and write for months. These verses are cool because they give instructions on what we are to do in order to have peace in our lives, peace with God and Peace with men. James’ prescription for peace is repentance. I love how James is always making us examine our own lives. The FIRST thing that we have to do is Submit ourselves to God. If we are not submitted to God then nothing else matters, nothing else will work. Here is a translation of these verses from The Message Bible, it is a paraphrase version, but I LOVE IT!!!! check this out…
7-10So let God work his will in you. Yell a loud no to the Devil and watch him scamper. Say a quiet yes to God and he’ll be there in no time. Quit dabbling in sin. Purify your inner life. Quit playing the field. Hit bottom, and cry your eyes out. The fun and games are over. Get serious, really serious. Get down on your knees before the Master; it’s the only way you’ll get on your feet.
You that know me know that i LOVE to have a good time. My favorite part in those verses is, “The fun and games are over. Get serious, really serious. Get down on your knees before the Master; it’s the only way you’ll get on your feet.” Are you serious with The Master???? Are you spending time with Him in prayer? Are you resisting the devil? Are you drawing near to God? Let Him lift you up.
God Bless!!!! Micah