Aug 1, 2010

Spiritual Sunday...perfection

"For you know when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.  So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing."  James 1:3-4

I mentioned in yesterday's post that God was teaching me about slovenliness in any area of my life.  My devotional, Oswald Chambers - My Utmost for His Highest, reminded me that every aspect of my life is under the scrutiny of God.  There are not some areas that I can choose less than perfection in...areas that I can say, "Now that will do for now."

My pastor defined perfection in this verse as , "being perfectly aligned for our individual purpose".  

What a worthy calling that kind of perfection is.  Each test of faith brings us closer to complete perfection. 

We cannot leave any area untended and expect to live the purpose filled life that God intends for us. 

Just something to ponder,

Have a blessed week,


Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Great post Patty. Hope you have a wonderful day praising God for all His many blessings in your life. Love & blessings from NC!

nannykim said...

Love the quote from your pastor!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Beautiful scripture and definition of perfection. My bible study spent 8 months in James. What a wonderful book. It is also wonderful to know the purpose of and how to handle a trial.
Blessings to you!

sarah said...

good post. hope your Sonday as the best.

Whidbey Woman said...

Thanks for sharing this, Patty. Good words as I start back to work this week... after a "staycation!"

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

What a wonderful post, it leaves me thinking.

Virginia said...

Great post.Something to think about....

Cindy said...

Hello Patty. I wanted to thank you for stopping by and visiting in my little neighborhood.
I so enjoy visiting with ladies from different walks of life..from different and country girls.I love hanging out in the backyard of life..and sharing with each other..our daily's and our happy's and yes sometimes the sadness of life.I am a hugs believer in the power of prayer!!
I see we share several common interest..the most important one is Jesus!!
I am looking forward to visiting with you more!

Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Dear Rooster Party Participant,

Just a reminder that this coming Friday, August 6th is the Rooster Party. I am so looking forward to seeing your post.

Thanks for joining and I hope you have a wonderful time.

Hugs, Barb

Hi Patty!!!!!

Charlotte said...

great thoughts to ponder, Patty. Thank you for sharing them with us.