I have said for years that the government had been using Chattanooga for some weather control experiment since it NEVER snows here. To the north, to the east, to the south, to the west – oh yeah, they get snow, but not the Noog. Well Paul Barys says the trend may be breaking with this tweet?
PAUL BARYS-Drier weather will move in for the next couple of days. But some snow could start falling early Saturday morning. 3:31 PM Dec 2nd from web
Snow – Maybe!!!
Yo, Ho, we love the snow.
Alright, well lets hope that’s a go, otherwise that State Championship football game is not going to be very enjoyable in the rain and cold. Go Bucs!
Enough talk about the weather. I have always been one to hate James. As a matter of fact I pulled it out of one of my bibles. Not because I don’t believe as some in the past, its just hard. Its practical, it forces you to make your faith move from Sunday morning bible class to the late afternoon meeting where nothing is going your way. I mean look at this fourth chapter, it just tears you up about thinking that:
- you are good,
- your will is good,
- the way you talk about other is good
- the way you talk about your life is good
Essentially, he says, when you are doing for yourself – FAIL! But the good news, no the Great news is – when you are doing for God – Success. Like yesterday – submit to Him, trust Him, focus only on HIM – and then life becomes great.
So, I will tape this back in my bible, and I will do my best to focus on Christ in those tough relationships where I think I am more important then the others (why I think that I can’t really even comprehend). What will you do with these words:
Submit Yourselves to God
What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? 2You want something but don’t get it. You kill and covet, but you cannot have what you want. You quarrel and fight. You do not have, because you do not ask God. 3When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.
4You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God. 5Or do you think Scripture says without reason that the spirit he caused to live in us envies intensely?[a] 6But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says:
“God opposes the proud
but gives grace to the humble.”[b]
7Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. 9Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. 10Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.
11Brothers, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against his brother or judges him speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it. 12There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the one who is able to save and destroy. But you—who are you to judge your neighbor?
Have a great “snowy” grace filled weekend!