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“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.” James 1:5 James is telling us that no matter what circumstances we find ourselves in, we have someone we can go to who will show us exactly what we need to get us through the situation.  Friends may not be sympathetic to our requests for help and advice, but the Lord will not make us feel intimidated even if we are seeking His help for small and inconsequential things. Later in his epistle James…

“And they called Rebekah, and said unto her, Wilt thou go with this man? And she said, I will go.” Genesis 24:58 At the beginning of the year, when we begin reading the Bible through once more, the story of Isaac and Rebekah has always stood out to me. This year I am reading the New Living Version and enjoyed reading it once again. Can you imagine the excitement when Abraham’s servant appeared at the well and greeted Rebekah with the news that he had come with the purpose of finding a bride for his master’s son? Then as Rebekah…

“And David inquired of God, saying, Shall I go up against the Philistines?” (I Chronicles 14:10). While recently chatting with a friend about this and that, she made the comment, “So, I prayed about what I should do.” I hate to admit it, but I immediately thought, “Why would she bother to pray about something as simple as that?” Then I realized how off my attitude was. Are we only supposed to pray about the “big stuff”? If so, how do we know what the big stuff really is? Sometimes the smallest decision may ultimately have tremendous impact on our…