A good reminder

Posted by spots (Singapore, Singapore) on 15 January 2007 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

Two girlfriends from my a cappella group came over to hang & pray yesterday. One mentioned she was reading James and so today, since I had just finished reading Colossians, I decided to start reading James as well. The first few verses were of tremendous encouragement to me - to consider it "all joy" when we go through trials of various kinds, as trials produce steadfastness (in our faith), so that we may lack nothing. Very often, when I face trials, I fall into self-pity and the "Why me Why me" syndrome. But is it not possible that God is allowing me to face all kinds of trials so as to strengthen me & allow me to further glorify Him in the future? What an encouraging thought.

p.s. nice macro shot huh? i didn't do any effects or anything. I love my digicam!

emleong from San Jose, United States

Thanks for the reminder! To connect back to your Jan 11 post, I believe that the trials of SAHMotherhood, e.g. frustrations, tedium, etc do work together to produce a greater faith and dependence on God, as well as mold one to bear greater fruit of the Spirit. And that's a good thing! (Which mom doesn't need more patience, love and self-control?)

15 Jan 2007 10:58pm

Ee Yuing from Singapore

nice shot! interesting effect and meaningful words too! =)

16 Jan 2007 6:20am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

nice shot, NEVER loose faith, Life is a precious gift and we must all cherish it.

16 Jan 2007 6:57am

Gigaloop from Singapore

Hey! We are studying James at church too and just started last week so we did that exact passage. Found it very very encouraging too that we only need to ask for wisdom to persevere in testing times and God will give it.

16 Jan 2007 8:09am

spots from singapore, Singapore

yes, the bible is indeed a source of great comfort. thanks for all the encouragement!

16 Jan 2007 5:10pm

island from Singapore

thanks for that reminder! indeed god's word remind us and comfort us when we are facing trials. :)

17 Jan 2007 1:51am

Tim from Bratislava, Slovakia

Beautiful !

20 Jan 2007 12:29am

Fujifilm FinePix F10
1/170 second
F/2.8
ISO 800
8 mm

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