James 1:5-6 (NIV)
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.
Is there anything that you want? I could tell you any number of things that I want, everything from material things to moving on with my life. Most of what I want however is things that I want for purely selfish reasons, however there are a number of things I would love to have in my spiritual life.
The thing is I often do not do what I am commanded, I don't ask God for these things, I try to do it all on my own. I look for ways for self development and forget that we should be seeking God-development. I have also been guilty of being one of those who doubt at times, it is not that I doubt God's power or His ability to change things in my life. The thing is that I sometimes think why me? Why would he bother with me when so often in my life I have turned my back on Him. I know that this is not the way to think about God, that he loves each and every one of us, takes a personal interest in us and knows everything about us down to the number of hairs on our heads.
Like a lot of things in my Christian life I know what it is that I should be doing, but putting what I know in to practice is something different. So here is to learning to ask for the things I want and the things I need and trusting God to provide just what I need just when I need it.
This blog is supposed to be, as much as I can, my daily journey through life as a Christian. I hope it to be my thoughts and feelings on life but be as grounded in the Christian message as it can. My intention is not to create a daily readings or bible study guide but to look at my life in terms of a Christian trying to find and follow God's mission using his Life User's Manuel AKA the Bible.