In the Ladies bible study covering James we have been challenged day after day and week after week by the words of James in his letter. Talk about conviction, James does not mince words. We came up with two words that would sum up the book and that was, "Live it."
One topic we dissected was "What is the good life".
James 3:13. Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom."
I think my favorite point that Beth Moore made was that it is a life full of mercy. A couple definitions of mercy are "alleviation of distress" and "a disposition to be kind and forgiving".
I like to take this as a challenge to serve people better, to show that love and mercy attitude on a daily basis. And it doesn't have to be anything huge! The other day I stopped to get coffee because I knew I wouldn't make it through my lessons without the caffeine. As I got to the window to pay for my drink I discovered that someone else had already taken care of the charge. Not a big thing, a coffee I could easily afford, but what an unexpected blessing. Just that one event has inspired me to seek out ways to be a blessing to others even just in small ways that aren't overly extravagant. The smaller it is the more personal it can feel.
Let your loving and merciful attitude shine through your day.
Go out and be a blessing.