Next week, we’ll be starting a new journey here at Mommy on Fire and Heart and Soul Reflections.

We’ll be walking through Beth Moore’s new study “James:  Mercy Triumphs” and I am so excited to see where God will take us.

I’m trusting that He’ll bring just the right people to study along with us or to just read what we post each Wednesday starting on February 1.

If you plan to join us, order your book now!  Should you like to order from Amazon, my husband would be oh so appreciative if you might consider ordering it through the Amazon link here on my site (on the sidebar)…Every little bit helps and well, you know, blogging costs money which he so willingly pays but this might make him smile a bit…

On February 1, we will begin with introductions and general information then we’ll be ready to discuss “Week One” on February 8.  More specifics will be shared next Wednesday but just know that you won’t have to have anything read or completed by February 1!

I can’t explain it other than sometimes God draws me in to a book of the Bible and I must go.  About a month ago, I had lingering thoughts of the book of James and voila!  Wouldn’t you know Beth Moore’s new study in all about the book of James.

While looking through the very short book  located towards the back of the New Testament, I was blown away by the wisdom found in just five short chapters.

So to whet your appetite a bit, let me share a few that blew me away and made me say “Oh, NOW I see why you wanted me to study the book of James, God!!!

Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds,  because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.  Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.  If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. – James 1:2-5

Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. – James 1:12

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. – James 1:17

My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,  for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires. – James 1:19-20

Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.  Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror  and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.  But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it—he will be blessed in what he does. – James 1: 22-25

If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue, he deceives himself and his religion is worthless.  Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. – James 1: 26-27

Yowsahs, I say…And this is just in the first chapter…

I would love to have you join Cherie from “Heart and Soul Reflections” and I next Wednesday as we dive in – if you have any questions, email me at ncsnapp@gmail.com.

To see a one minute overview done by Beth herself, please click here…

Would you join me in what I’m challenging myself with today?  Quick to listen.  Slow to speak.  Slow to become angry.  (Big task for me, friends.  Prayer appreciated.)