Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
Today as I read the verse of the day I ask myself am I really doing what the book of James is asking me to do. Sure I give to various organizations that do some things like that but am I seeking to find those people and visiting them? I realize today I need to be doing more in this area of my life. If I wait for others to lead me in this area I may never do what is asked of me.
Today I am going to ask God to help direct me in this area because it is not an area in my spiritual walk that I am actively doing now. I mean I really don’t seek these people and visit them and comfort them if I am honest with myself.
I need to visit these people and comfort them. Today father you have shown me that religion is not just within my church although that is a part of the calling of God. Really, I need to be thinking more about others than myself. I am meditating on this verse and praying that God will direct me to these people spoken of in James 1:27.
He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.
It is easy for me to get so caught up in my own life and what I need and what I want to do that I skim over some important scripture that has been there the whole time. I am asking God today to show me a way to learn James 1:27 and how to be humble about it and not boast as to what, when and how I do help. Let this action be between me and you O’ Lord.
But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:
So dear father as I move into this wonderful day given to me by grace I ask that you help me to learn how to practice pure religion.
This does not seem to be a difficult thing to do yet I have not been doing it and I thank you for pointing it out to me today in the verse for my day. I thank you today for this knowledge about true religion.
Father keep us in the shadow of your wings………………
David W. Aucoin
Song for my day: ‘Shadow of Your Wings’ Heather Clark click here to listen