Wow! video session 5 was though provoking to say the least. It caused me to ask myself, “How is my world better because I am a follower of Jesus Christ? and when it comes to my faith, “what GOOD is it?” It makes you want to get down on your knees and pray that your faith is doing some GOOD. I strive for my faith to be doing good, for my deepest desire is to stand before my God, on that day He calls me home, and hear him say “welcome, my good and faithful servant”. It brings tears to me eyes just writing it. I hope this video session not only “moves” us but causes us to change because of it; to really ask ourselves, is my faith making a difference?
Monday’s message came from James 3:13 “Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom”. This verse caused Beth Moore to ask herself and us: What is the good life and what does it look it? For the rest of the session, she proposed to us what that the good life looks like:
1. One that saves us from ourselves
2. One with a track record of yielding
3. One that is full of mercy
4. One that is full of good fruit
The lessons I gleamed from this amazing video session is that my “good life” is supposed to be one that does not buy into our culture that wants to turn me into a “lover of self”. In my “good life” I need to be willing to be “last”. My “good life” is willing to have the courage to let what is going on around me touch my heart, so that I feel the mercy that will cause me to do something about it, to put put my faith in motion, to have my “faith” and my “works” actively working together, one fueling the other so that the my good life that comes from wisdom from above will show in me and through me.
What about you, what inspired you from our last session together?
Thank you so much for sharing this journey into the book of James with me. You make it more enjoyable. My prayer for us is that we continue to choose to be filled with wisdom from above.
“The wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.” James 3:17 (NKJV)