“A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.” James 1:8 It hasn’t been that long ago I blogged about that verse and here am tonight with that verse on my heart again. As I’m talking to my Heavenly Father this evening I say, “Poppa, Jesus became man. He felt the emotions and things we felt. He knew Judas was going to betray him, did it break His heart? He had been one of “the” trusted twelve in His circle. Did it hurt His feelings?” We all know I’m a crybaby, I would have been crushed! I thought on this all evening. I was coming from a place myself of disappointment and discouragement. I could recognize it was an attack of the enemy, yet I was still having a hard time letting it go. There are some people in some positions that should be above reproach. Oh really, was Judas? He was one of “the” twelve.
My Poppa lead me back to that chapter in James, “19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: 20 For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God. 21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. 22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. 23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: 24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. 25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. 26 If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain. 27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world. (James 1:19-27)” They are deceived daughter. Walk with me, hear and do as I lead. Rest under the shelter of My wings. Don’t give thought to those that hurt you, I have ordered your steps and I have the final say. My friends, I don’t know what Judas you may be facing in your life, but don’t be discouraged. Keep pressing, keep seeking God, and keep moving into the destiny He has for you. Yours may be different than mine, but He has something just for you and don’t allow anyone or anything to keep you from walking into it. Be blessed. 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal