Plan for success
How do you define success? Most of us would probably answer that in financial or vocational terms; that is hitting a certain mark for income or reaching a particular career milestone. While those kinds of goals are a focus in our world, offering some satisfaction, they don’t appear to be what matters most to God. In James 4:13-5:6, James challenges us to think about success differently, redefining the way we tend to think about it. He pushes us to allow God to be a part of
What causes quarrels?
What causes fights and quarrels among you? (James 4:1a) That is a great question; and discovering the answer will take us a long way toward to solving a lot of the relational strain and conflict in life… not just with one another, but with God! So where does conflict start? Conflicts stem from an obsession with self. Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? James 4:1b. When you are concerned most about yourself, you will always be in conflict with other