Tuesday, May 4, 2010

I Got Everything I need... or Wait For it ....part 2

James teaches that the person that continuously allows themselves to doubt God and be in disharmony with what He has already revealed to them, then they are like people in a dinky boat floating on the waves of the turbulent sea being thrown around like a basketball on a good passing team.  Its like WE are being handled by the trials and tossed by every passing thought like a basket ball on a great passing team. 

The biblical word picture that James gives is of a waves of a sea but not the mild waves that we see when we go to the beach…no this wave is a dashing or surging wave, a violent agitation of the sea like a continuous uninterrupted session of Tsunami like waves. That are

driven by the Wind…This is not holy winds these are evil winds…. These are the winds that knocked Peter off the water walking experience.

These are the winds of distraction, taking our attention off of God and on to ourselves…. (We begin looking at the size of the problems rather than the size of our God and we find ourselves drowning in the sea of our doubt.)

James in this book is teaching that the person who is divided in his or her mind about God and His positive desires and designs toward us is like a plastic bag on the highway…have you ever seen that plastic bag that every car passing pushes the plastic bag into the air and tosses it into the next coming car.

And Tossed (by Wind)

The word picture is a person being  tossed to and fro, in their mind….

This persons mind is wavering in uncertainty between hope and fear, between doing and not doing a thing.


The Bible teaches that a person like this is NOT to expect anything from the LORD…. 
Instead of waiting for it don’t wait… nothing is coming for you…You in you wavering double minded self will not receive anything.

In fact you will be unstable in all your ways…marriage, relationships, career, school, business and ministry. You my friend will be unstable in everything; because all these things are affected by a wavering mind. James closes that section with a Maxim: “A double minded man is unstable in all is ways” 
a δψυχος dipsychos dē'-psü-khos 1) double minded (Two Souled)

a) wavering, uncertain, doubting
b) divided in interest ( he is like the lover who loves his or her spouse yet has allowed their mind to get caught up “in love with” an interloper some outsider then their mind is all confused and the person actually become unstable in all their ways.

A two souled man is a κατστατος, ä-kä-tä'-stä-tos. An κατστατος is a Person who is unstable, inconstant, restless in ALL their ways  (i.e. manner) of thinking, feeling, deciding.

SINGLEMINDEDNESS has its consequences and blessings. You have to stand behind your decision and accept the fall out good or bad. Singleminded will also bless you because it will keep you on track to avoid distractions.



SINGLEMINDEDNESS has its consequences and blessings. You have to stand behind your decision and accept the fall out good or bad. Singleminded will also bless you because it will keep you on track to avoid distractions.



There is Good News for you my unstable, inconstant and restless friend. You can be repaired. You can enter into the rest of God…. You can be focused and made one mind in God... You can decide to follow Jesus in His ways… You can ask God Today for the wisdom you need and do not vacillate in your decision to trust him and believe. He will come through for you….

Let the Prayer of Faith Heal you today…Ask for wisdom and anything else you need from God today….

REMEMBER SOLOMON when he lacked wisdom he asked in a dream and he received.  Read. 1 Kings 3:9-28

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