Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting. My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
This joy and peace is all just theory that we learn through the scriptures but this can be used while going through trials. Patience is developed only when faith is tested, without the testing patience cannot be developed. Patience is when a person’s mind-set is constantly remaining the same irrespective of the situation around.
We are trained from birth to rely on our five senses and make decision on them. What God wants to teach is in the book of James is to trust and rely on Him, having patience. Christian maturity is not based on how much we know from the bible but how much we can hold on to patience in the times of trial. The more you mature you are like Jesus you will always be a blessing wherever you go.
We attend the retreat and go to different service, it’s like going to a classroom and learning but how much do we practise what we have heard? There will not be result until we apply what we are taught. The one who heard and did what the Word of God did was the wise man who built his house on the rock.
In a day how many times are we foolish, we know the Word but when we face trials do we move in accord with our emotions or Gods Word? Once we understand that through Gods Word our lives will change we will start to practise it again and again.
Which is better, if we change when we reach into a pit or the day when God reveals to us the truth?