SIP & REFRESH: As Good As Done

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Being busy is overrated, slow down, take a sip and refresh yourself with the Word.

-Starla Smith 

Today’s Sip & Refresh: 

James 1:6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.

I love the invitation of the Lord here. But when you ask…

He knows we have needs and He is willing to answer when we ask. Here’s the clincher: Do we ask or do we expect? Expectation kills the gift every time. Have you ever anticipated and expected to get a gift from someone and when they didn’t, what happened? I bet your mind murmured and rumbled about it. This verse is an invitation to ask for a gift. In the previous verses, we are told that gift is wisdom. In Proverbs 2:1-15, we are told that wisdom is the treasure we ought to spend everything we have on because it gives back to us so much more.

We have the bad habit of either expectation or negative expectation which is doubt. One way or another we tend to put controls on it or we don’t believe and we expect it won’t be given. What happens to us when we engage God this way. This verse tells us! We are like a wave of the sea, blown (or in other translations – driven) and tossed by the wind.  After this verse, it tells us that this kind of person will not receive anything from the Lord because that person is double-minded and unstable in all their ways. God is not a God of extremes and disorder.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to waver all over the place. I would like to live a healthy, balanced, and whole life. The only way to do that is to trust Him. Trust that if we simply ask in faith, believing He will do what He says He will, that it is as good as done! Now, as for that expectation. Expect to see the fruit of that. Why? Because God is trustworthy.

Thanks for listening,


One Comment Add yours

  1. Jen says:

    It’s amazing how we allow expectations to get us out of alignment with God. When people don’t meet our expectations we get hurt, mad or even sad. We need to pray and ask God to keep us aligned with Him, ask for His will and His gifts for our lives, but first we need to trust Him. GOOD STUFF Lala!


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