this summer was my first time at church camp!! i loved it so much!! we read a lot from james, so my new favorite book in the bible is james. why? because it has so many lessons and instructions for you to live your life by. it talks about faith, endurance, listening, wisdom, judgement, and more. james 1:18 specifically says that we are his PRIZED POSSESSION! i mean how incredible is that?! he calls us his because we are made in the image of him by his mighty power. he thought the universe needed us, so the least we can do is live our life for him. i highly suggest you read the entire book of james, which might sound like a lot, but it really isn’t – 5 chapters… and trust me, it’s a good read 😉 you don’t have to read it all at the same time even.. maybe a chapter a day or a few a day… but you really need to soak in all the great advice from it. in the next few posts, i’m going to go through the book of james chapter by chapter with you… which is totally out of my comfort zone because i’ve always thought i didn’t have the right to say what i think about the message since i’m not a pastor or a leader, and i’m only 15. but this is something i really want to do and i hope it benfits YOU and me! if you haven’t read james before (i hadn’t before camp) but you want to, the next couple blogs are for you!
“He chose to give birth to us by giving us his true word. And we, out of all creation, became his prized possession.” James 1:18