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God is Faithful

A little over a week ago, I celebrated my 16th birthday. It was so exciting, and I had a great time. After I went to school, I came home and my family and I watched the video that my dad took after I was born with my immediate family and my grandparents holding me for the first time. And although I don't remember those times when I was just a few hours old, seeing that video means a whole lot to me. It's meaningful to see me then because it truly shows how faithful God has been to me since that age that I can't even remember. Turning another year older made me reflect on all the memories of my life--the joys, the sadnesses, the heartaches, and the triumphs that have accompanied each year of my life. It's so cool to see what God has done in my life in retrospect...even if I didn't notice how much of a role that He played in my life at the time.

In the end, God's ways are the best. I can see that through the past, and I can only hope and pray that as I keep…
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Guess what? I was walking out from my house to the car this morning before school, and you know what I heard? Little birdies chirping. It totally made my day. I am so happy and thankful that there's always a spring. Think about it...at the time, winter can be so frustrating (you can apply this to life too), and we may get so discouraged because it's so cold and dark or because a time in our lives is rocky or barren. However, when we hear a little bird chirp, it's a sign that winter's almost over! Although spring might not be here yet, we are certain that it's going to come.

And sooner than we expect sometimes, flowers and new life will be with us once again.

God's Wisdom

James 3:13-17

"If you are wise and understand God’s ways, prove it by living an honorable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom. But if you are bitterly jealous and there is selfish ambition in your heart, don’t cover up the truth with boasting and lying. For jealousy and selfishness are not God’s kind of wisdom. Such things are earthly, unspiritual, and demonic. For wherever there is jealousy and selfish ambition, there you will find disorder and evil of every kind. But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere."

It's pretty awesome...this passage of James is kind of like the 1 Corinthians 13 for love, but instead for wisdom. When we are jealous and selfish, we aren't showing God's kind of wisdom. Jealousy and selfishness don't come from God. In fact, they are just a product o…