Friday, February 24, 2012


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Perfection - something that we often unknowingly find ourselves striving for. And other times, we purposefully strive for perfection. When we have labored over a project, and finally put the careful, finishing touches on it, we sit back and soak in the beauty of our creation. It no doubt was a struggle to accomplish our goal, but the joy of the finished work of art makes it all worth it.

James tells us of the way to the place of perfect in our own lives. The way to reach our goals, objectives, and purpose - that place where we feel complete, needing nothing.

"Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way,
 consider it an opportunity for great joy. 
For you know that 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 1:2-4)

And the way to this place of perfect is through troubles, trials, and problems. For through persevering through difficult times, our faith has a chance to grow, and the fruit which results is beautiful and perfect. A beautiful work of art, reflecting God - which is our ultimate purpose and joy.

Linking up at Jumping Tandem, Word-Filled Wednesday


  1. You have an awesome family Cherry! Enjoyed reading about your family cooking freezer meals and also the positive memories you have about the difficulties of your husbands accident. Thanks for sharing. Love & prayers, in Jesus, Cynthia

  2. Ah those pesky troubles ... really have a purpose.


  3. Yes, we want acheive perfection in comfort don't we? Love that verse, it awakens truth.

  4. Love this verse about truth and your photo.

  5. AMEN!! Perfection really kicks my tail often, b/c either I expect to be that way or others do. Just need to rely on my Lord to help me keep my focus in the right direction.

  6. Such a good verse and something to remember when we are in the midst of a trial. :)

  7. Beautiful pictures... God's words are always wonderful.