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Crown of Life

Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved (passed the test) he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him. – James 1:12

That verse is a mouthful. It is filled with so much good stuff but this devotion will focus on God’s promise: ” the crown of life to those who love Him”. God keeps His promises and it takes trials in our lives to show us that His word is faithful. We can count on all his promises by trusting and loving Him. As we trust and love Him, He helps us to persevere and one day, in eternity, we will receive that crown of life because we were steadfast and faithful. (Revelation 2:10)

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

Consider It ALL Joy

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, -James 1:2 mms

The path of life is tough. It is filled with various trials that test us, our faith. Trials are not a joyous occasion. They can be scary, painful, hurtful, trying, challenging, etc. So how am I expected to consider it all joy? By spending time with Jesus because in His presence is “fullness of joy”. (See devotional January 3, 2014) Keeping our focus on Him, seeking Him.

Spending time with Jesus is praying,reading and studying His word and worshipping Him. That is how to seek.

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon