This weekend there is something special brewing in the air. It is #GAMEDAY… so after I sweat with Stephen this morning at 360 Fitness I will head to Houston to cheer with my faves on the #HoustonRockets Launch Crew.
Busy days are where I thrive and maybe it is just because I was awake at 5:00 am and could not go back to sleep, but God has been tugging at my heart and in my ear constantly lately. I am so grateful for a clear mind and heart to allow myself to start HEARING him more. He is always there but sometimes we allow ourselves to hear EVERYTHING but Him, and then blame him?! He is not answering our prayers? Why should he… do you believe with ALL of your heart? #humility
I took specific time to read in James. Mainly books 4-5. There is a lot in here that really hits the nail on the head so bluntly. Tyler House of Faith spoke on this last night too but more specifically in Acts 6,7,8…
I wanted to share parts of my morning that spoke to me most.
1-2 Where do you think all these appalling wars and quarrels come from? Do you think they just happen? Think again. They come about because you want your own way, and fight for it deep inside yourselves. You lust for what you don’t have and are willing to kill to get it. You want what isn’t yours and will risk violence to get your hands on it.
Reminding me to practice being #dedicated to selflessness, grace and forgiveness.
4-6 You’re cheating on God. If all you want is your own way, flirting with the world every chance you get, you end up enemies of God and his way. And do you suppose God doesn’t care? The proverb has it that “he’s a fiercely jealous lover.” And what he gives in love is far better than anything else you’ll find. It’s common knowledge that “God goes against the willful proud; God gives grace to the willing humble.”
Leave your pride at the door. Do your job, and focus on nothing of this world but instead Him… reminding me to also practice #humility more often than not.
7-10 So 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.
GIVE IT ALL TO HIM… stop dabbling…
Jame 5 – Destroying Your Life from Within
7 Brothers, be patient until the Lord comes again. A farmer is patient. He waits for his valuable crop to grow from the earth. He waits patiently for it to receive the first rain and the last rain. 8 You, too, must be patient. Do not give up hope. The Lord is coming soon. 9 Brothers, do not complain against each other. If you do not stop complaining, you will be judged guilty. And the Judge is ready to come! 10 Brothers, follow the example of the prophets who spoke for the Lord. They suffered many hard things, but they were patient. 11 We say they are happy because they were able to do this. You have heard about Job’s patience. You know that after all his trouble, the Lord helped him. This shows that the Lord is full of mercy and is kind.
Stephen or any of my Students at UT can tell you… Patience is something I have to truly, truly practice every, single, day. It does NOT come easy for me. But nothing good comes easy, and instead takes time to grow and flourish. #purposedriven
15 So you should say, “If the Lord wants, we will live and do this or that.” 16 But now you are proud and you brag. All of this bragging is wrong. 17 And when a person knows the right thing to do, but does not do it, then he is sinning.
Through this I was inspired to do a “5 Days of Dedication Detox” challenge, leaving all pride at the door and reaching out to others FOR accountability and to give it, to truly re position and re train myself to function how my DNA was created to. I will be sharing this event – if you want to join or more info on my heart let me know!