‭‭James‬ ‭3:17-18‬

“But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and the fruit of good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere. And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of righteousness.”
‭‭James‬ ‭3:17-18‬ ‬
God is speaking this verse to my heart right now. Life is often really hard. With hard choices in front of us, difficult decisions to make, and situations that require wisdom and discernment, it’s often not easy to wade through what is put in front of us.
Wisdom. That’s what I want. I want to have all the answers to all the questions. I want to know the right choice to make, the right path to take, to see a situation and know what the truth is. I want to be WISE!!!
But truly, we need more than just wisdom, we need Godly wisdom. We need the kind of wisdom that isn’t self serving and egocentric, but the wisdom that is pure, is peace-loving, is gentle, and is willing to yield to others. God’s wisdom.
How often do we base our decisions on how we will benefit? (Ouch, that convicts me…). What would happen if we make choices based, instead, on that wisdom that comes straight from our Creator, our Savior. Being others minded. Being full of mercy. If we chose to be peacemakers instead of constantly looking only to our own interests, I think people would see a lot more Jesus in us.
And when I really think about it, that’s what I want. It sounds really nice to know all the answers, but the reality is, I never will. BUT it just so happens that I know the One who really does have all the answers and I want nothing more than for my life to reflect Him. I want to shine like Jesus.
Peacemakers. Planting seeds of peace. Reaping a harvest of righteousness. That’s my goal.
❤ Trisha