James 3v 13-18
13 Are there those among you who are truly wise and understanding? Then they should show it by living right and doing good things with a gentleness that comes from wisdom. 14 But if you are selfish and have bitter jealousy in your hearts, do not brag. Your bragging is a lie that hides the truth. 15 That kind of “wisdom” does not come from God but from the world. It is not spiritual; it is from the devil. 16 Where jealousy and selfishness are, there will be confusion and every kind of evil. 17 But the wisdom that comes from God is first of all pure, then peaceful, gentle, and easy to please. This wisdom is always ready to help those who are troubled and to do good for others. It is always fair and honest. 18 People who work for peace in a peaceful way plant a good crop of right-living.
I love stories of people who grow through dirt, who simply look at God, fists clenched, screaming but still choose the path of faith who “plant a good crop of right living”
Wisdom is something that ever since I heard the name of Jesus I have craved, I have prayed endlessly, hoped abundantly and sought every day.
Purity, peace and gentleness are all gifts I hope to carry. Purity of mind, Knowing who my Lord and saviour is, Peace, Knowing that who I carry with me can supply me with more peace than I could ever need and gentleness to know when to be soft and listen rather than be loud and talkative!
I pray that each one of you know that whatever you ask of the lord he will supply you with the exact concoction of gifts in order to do his great work. I hope you know that these gifts are in you for you but on you for everyone you meet and lovely, if you are growing through dirt at the minute I hope you know that we are always here to give a listening ear and that your daddy always wants to know your trials, disappointments and triumphs.
He will not allow your foot to slip; He who keeps you will not slumber.- psalm 121v3
Remember every flower grows through dirt and you are going to be the most precious one of all, so keep striving for the gifts that you want. Keep releasing and pouring out everything you have, because someone else just might need it as much as you.