sorry for not posting my devotions the last 2 times! haha
yayy!! its starting to feel like summer
so today i read James 4:1-3
"What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don't they come from your desires that battle within you? You want something but don't get it. You kill and covet, but you cannot have what you want. You quarrel and fight. You do not have, because you do not ask God. When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures."
This passage shows me how we can misinterpret what the Bible says about praying - that God will always answer-into God will give me anything i want if i just ask him in my prayer.Just because you ask in your prayers doesn't mean that God will give it to you, he will still answer, but only when you have the right motives, will he give it to you.
Now I know this, I remember a time where I prayed to God that for my birthday I could have a bike just for the sake of having a bike, and right after that i imagined me riding the bike all over the neighborhood, friends coming over to look at it's pink awesomeness and just me showing off, even to my older brother.haha But now i realize that because i didn't have the right motives, I didn't get the bike that year's birthday. But eventually when I just wanted a bike for fun reasons and not to make people jealous of me, i got one!
I know its not a very good example but it's a real memory for me and it shows me that i was and still am naive, but i realize from reading the Bible, you learn so much and become more wise.I didn't realize the importance of reading the Bible for your relationship until i started reading the Bible and actually trying to learn from it, instead of memorizeing verses to win prizes at sunday school. haha
I got these verses from daily bible verses on facebook hahaha it makes choosing devotion verses SO MUCH easier .
hope you guys have a wonderful week!
i really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really REALLY love the summer.