Good August Morning 8-8-08

"But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind." James 1:6      

To believe and not doubt means not only believing in the existence of God, but also believing in His loving care. It includes relying on God and expecting that He will hear and answer when we pray. We must put away our critical attitude when we come to Him. God does not grant every thoughtless or selfish request. We must have confidence that God will align our desires with His purposes.      

A mind that wavers is not completely convinced that God's way is best. It treats God's Word like any human advice, and it retains the option to disobey. It vacillates between allegianceto subjective feelings, the world's ideas, and God's commands. If your faith is new, weak, or struggling, remember that you can trust God. Then be loyal to Him. To stablize your wavering or doubtful mind commit yourself wholeheartedly to God.      

If you have ever seen the constant rolling of huge waves at sea, you know how restless they are and subject to the forces of wind, gravity, and tide. Doubt leaves a person as unsettled as the restless waves.        

Christian friends, If you want to stop being tossed about, rely on  God to show you what is best for you. Ask Him for wisdom, and trust that He will give it to you. Then your decisions will be sure and solid.    

Pray in faith, desist from doubting                                                                         What God shows you in His Word;                                                                          Trust His Spirit, He will guide you;                                                                           He'll confirm what's from the LORD.  

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY - You can't tune in on heaven's message when you're picking up earthly static.