Monday, March 26, 2012

Divided Loyalty

If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the windSuch people should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.
Their loyalty is divided between God and the world, and they are unstable in everything they do.  James 1:5-8 NLT
If we need wisdom; when we need wisdom, we can ask God.  But when we ask we must be sure that our faith is in God alone.

We have divided loyalty when we ask God for help AND try to solve the problem by looking to ourselves or to the world for help. The Bible tells that when we think and pray that way we are double-minded, and that leads to us being unstable in everything we do.

He counts the stars and calls them all by name.
How great is our Lord! His power is absolute!
Psalm 147:4,5

If God has counted and named all the stars we can be sure that He is big enough to handle all our problems. 

No divided loyalty, just complete trust and surrender.


Keeping my eyes fixed on God and His Blessings.... this week I am thankful for:
591.   Beautiful spring flowers
Spring flowers 

592.  The absolute beauty of God's creation
Red Bud tree
593.  Developing a new worship leader and seeing his passion grow
594.  College basketball - KU (Kansas University) made it to the Final Four
595.  More work for my husband
596.  God's provision according to His perfect timing
597.  Seeing the smile on my daughter's face
598.  My new iPhone 4
599.  Amazing friends that God has brought into our lives
600.  Finding great deals at the thrift store
601.  Sitting outside and feeling the warm sun on my skin
602.  Getting my first little sun tan 
603.  Freely receiving and giving Grace
604.  Walking in the early morning hours while it's still dark and peaceful
605.  The ability to love

What's on your list today?


Many blessings,
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6 comments:

  1. Great encouragement, Lisa. And, I LOVE your flower pictures. I've been admiring our purple flower here as well. They are so pretty!

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  2. Hi Lisa - Great points! So true! I know I've asked God for help/wisdom and then tried to sort things out for myself!!! Great reminder to have faith in our God
    God bless
    Tracy

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  3. Love the title. We have to completely trust God. Thanks for the reminder. I love taking pictures of flowers, especially the sky admiring God's creations. Blessings to you!!

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  4. Beautiful list, Lisa. I love spring. The newness of everything makes me think of Christ.

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  5. Wonderful words, Lisa! Your photos are gorgeous and I enjoyed reading your list.

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    1. Visiting today for the first time, and I'm now following. I loved your list. Such beautiful pictures!

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