“Man Scott! That baby looks just like you!”
One of our friends recently made this comment about our youngest. All three of our kids have gone through a phase of looking just like their Dad as they grown into their own unique look.
This morning I needed to connect to God’s word about faith. I knew I needed to hear the words God inspired James to pen. James is short and to the point. His take on faith and works in five little chapters is so powerful.
I really enjoy studying the word with commentary. It helps me understand the words, like they were written for me. While reading a part of James this morning, I read Charles Stanley’s commentary on the book.
He said this about faith:
“Genuine faith understands temptations. It will never consent to our lusts and thereby slide into sin. Christ has broken the power of sin through His death and resurrection. We are new creations, and our lives are hidden in Him. This means that when God sees us, He sees His Son. Sin cannot rule our lives. We can give it access, but we have been freed from its ensnaring bondage.”
When God sees us, He sees His Son.
I am cracking up thinking about someone elbowing God in Heaven, while looking at us, saying, “Man God! That person looks just like you!”
Wow, what a powerful thought. I want to realize that in my life and shift the focus off my human failings and back onto he strength of Jesus in my life.
God, please help me to strengthen my faith and my desire to look like you. I have been freed, help me to have the faith you intended me to have.
“But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But you must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind.” James 1:5-6, NASB