“So don’t be misled, my dear brothers and sisters. Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow. He chose to give birth to us by giving us his true word. And we, out of all creation, became his prized possession.” James 1:16-18
What a statement! Out of all creation we are His prized possession.
It’s appropriate that I’m writing this on the day that I am. I had just texted co-author David Hill that I needed an attitude adjustment today. Some days, for whatever reason, are more of a challenge than others, and from day to day my mood can go from high one day to low the next. I still have food, a home, income, my health, and my family, yet I struggle to stay off of the roller coaster. Then I read in James that God never changes which is more proof as to why I need Him!
It’s frustrating! I don’t want to be in this mood! And, I have no reason to be in it. I/you are His “most prized possession.” God is our rock! He doesn’t shift with our moods. It’s us that change, and I pray that we all can learn from the Apostle Paul, “I know that I can live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.”(Philippians 4:12-13)
We are God’s prized possession and our ultimate reward isn’t here on this earth. It’s in eternity with Him. He is perfect. Everything that is good comes from Him. Let James 1:16-18 be a passage of scripture to fall back on. No matter what you are going through, you are His prized possession and through His son, Jesus Christ, you will get through anything, even death.