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“For that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord, being a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways” (James 1:7).

There are many in this world who are double-minded.  Who are they?  The ones who have the world and the faith on equal footing in their minds.  Such a thing is not possible, but they act as if it were.  To have your mind on the things of the world is to have doubts in your mind.  To have your mind on the things of God is to be right minded.  You cannot expect the Lord to bless You while doubting Him.

Do not let me continue being unstable, Lord, but ask You in my right mind for wisdom.  Let me know that I cannot require anything of You, but only ask.  Guide me, Lord, so that I would see where I have been wrong-minded and simply accept Your grace to become righteous.  Lead me, O Lord, in the right direction in order that I may receive the good gifts You would have me accept for Your sake.

Lord Jesus, You walked among us in great humility.  Lead me Lord to see that in You alone is all hope.  Help me to turn to You in honesty and with forthright anticipation of Your goodness, mercy, and wisdom being given me by grace.  Where I have the wrong frame of mind, change it.  Where I have not sought wisdom, set me on the right course.  In all things, lead me in Your way to everlasting life.  Amen.