Throwing it Out Part 2 of 3
James 1:6-8 tells us about the dangers of asking God for something and then not believing. Verse 6 gives us an example of what we’re like when we ask God for something but don’t apply faith to it. It says “But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind…” When we look at waves being tossed by the wind, they’re unstable, and even scary at times. When we ask God for something but don’t apply faith to it, we are like those waves…unstable. If I pray about something and still worry about it, the problem will nag me and go away. Only to come back a couple of hours later. I’m up one minute and down the next…just like those waves. Its no wonder why verse 8 says I’m double-minded and unstable in all my ways when I do this.
After we’ve sought God about our problem, we believe by speaking about it as if it’s done (see Romans 4:17) and by not worrying, or thinking about it. In a post titled “What Are You Thinking About“, I talk about how we can control what we think about. We can choose to let a thought stay in our minds, or we can replace it with something else. This means we have be active in our thinking.
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