Monday, April 04, 2011

JOURNALING

This is journaling, a sample of my journals that I have kept for umpteen years, private journals. I have been seeing myself lately as useless so I decided to go to the book of James to see how I can change that. Right away James says to be happy when I am tempted. Now why? I don't actually want to be tempted, I want to be free of temptations. Knowing that I don't yield to recognizable sin should bring joy to me but I don't think that is what James is talking about. So, I began to think about my temptations. Since I stay in, at home, most of the time, my temptations fall to laziness, sleeping a lot, making me upset because I can't do what I would like to do like shopping, even attending church. I see the joy part is I should be more thankful Dean is so willing to do anything I ask. I am happy that I do recognize temptations and my feelings toward them This is a start at looking at life with joy toward knowing my motives and how I am to live the ways of God. I still need prayer with help to accept this look at my temptations and face it with God's help. Betty G