Since James 1:5 and my conversation with Jenifer, I want to ask God for things I cannot do on my own. I’ve been pondering and stuck on one thing: what do I ask for?
I asked another family friend what verses and books were his favorite. He directed me to Micah 6:6-8. Verse 8 set out three things (my brain works well with lists) that I could ask God for.
"To do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy god."
Well this seems like a good place to start.
God, help me be just not only in my actions, but my words and thoughts. Send me people who can show me what that looks like. Help me be merciful, not only to those it is easy to love, but the difficult. And grant me humility. There is no way I can do this on my own. I need your overabundance of humility to even achieve that in some small way.
If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. (James 1:5)
It is so good to be reminded that not only is God’s love abundant but that he gives his gifts and wisdom to those that ask abundantly, freely, cheerfully.
"I can’t, Lord, but you can."
He works at trader joe’s with me, as did the music video’s director. This is really good.
What a great time to be alive.
I want all of these hairstyles.
I’m actually crying right now: dogs are beautiful and precious and loyal and happy and your dog loves you so much. Such a good dog.
My brother’s favorite animal has always been pugs. What a bunch of smoosh-faced cuties!
Dave, November 20, 2013