Listen to today’s devo!

Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check. (James 3:2)

Expanded Passage: James 3:2

Mandy was an aspiring pastry chef. One of her biggest challenges was to master the choux pastry. This type of pastry was intricate and required care and skill. After numerous attempts, Mandy made what she would describe as the perfect choux.

Our faith walk requires much attention and perseverance. If we give up at the first disappointment, we risk falling back into a lifestyle that is outside of the will of God. We must bear in mind that temptation and struggle are par for the course. Encountering low times in our walk of faith does not discount us from having a relationship with God.

Perfection cannot be obtained through our human strength. Christ offers to heal our brokenness and repair that which has gone awry, so that we can walk in wholeness and live out the life that he has for us—a life that is complete and in essence perfect.

Understandably, some aspects of the faith may be harder to live out. For some of us, forgiveness or jealousy might be our choux pastry—the thing that we have to work so hard to achieve. For others, it will be something else. But we must try with all sincerity to live a life that pleases God. Seeking each day to be more like Jesus is striving for perfection.

Ask the Lord to perfect you in his way.

Olivia Isra’el is a wife and mother, and a psychological practitioner. Her love for writing has led her to convey the love of God through text.

© 2024 Wesleyan Publishing House. Reprinted from Light from the Word. Used by permission. Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®.