I was looking through my journal this evening and I came upon something the Lord was ministering to me last March 09. In my present wilderness trek, I really needed to read this once again...
We go against the enemy and he plans to devour us but in our obedience, we remain under the protection of God. Remaining under this protection means we must always and continually battle against the enemy. It means allowing God to show us the enemy’s tactics against us so we recognize
Heed His Watchmen
God set watchmen on our walls
To warn against oncoming dangers;
If we do not heed their calls
We'll fall into the hands of strangers.
Those enemies of God who want
To maim, kill and destroy us all;
God sent His watchmen to the front
To warn us so we will not fall.
If they should not sound the alarm
Updated Jan 3rd 2010 at 05:27 PM by paidforinfull
What James is going to portray in his letter is a complete response a Christian makes to the world:
1. A response of total and conscious faith in his life; one that is not 'double minded' or forgetful of how he should respond to the world. (chapter one.)
2. His faith is strong in heart and in action to those around him. (chapter two)
3. His molded character helps him to control his tongue and his passions. (chapter three and four)
The Tarahumara/Raramuri are another Indian tribe of Mexico.
From what I understand, they live further north in Mexico than the Maya Indians.
Like the other Indians of Mexico they don't consider themselves to be Hispanic/Latino and don't consider Spanish to be their language.
They are famous for their runners.
Like other varieties of humans, they need to hear the Gospel. If it hasn't already been done the Bible needs to be translated into
Perfection by Endurance
2-4Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don't try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way. (The Message)
2My friends, be glad, even if you have a lot of trouble. 3You know that you learn to endure