This week, our posts are a bit shorter than normal.

The reason for this, is to allow you time to really think about your own life, examining changes you may need/want to make. My goal is to provide you with Bible Verses and guiding questions to help you discover how God can and WANTS to help you accomplish just that.

The Beans:

Hearing God’s Message to YOU:

Read today’s verse once … what word or phrase stands out to you?


Read the verse a second timeWhat part of your life (what circumstance, relationship, struggle etc.) is this word or phrase speaking to?

Pause to pray, write, or just think, before you read today’s verse a final time. 

The Verse:

James 1:17

“Every good and perfect gift is from above,

coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights,

who does not change like shifting shadows.”

The Steam:

What does all of this mean to me/how can I apply that to my life today?

We have a tendency to focus on the negative. Our struggles are what consume a good portion of our time and energy.

However, if you were to list out your problems, and also list out all of your blessings; the blessings list would far exceed the problems.

When we find ourselves in times of stress, it is really helpful to take a step back and examine our list of blessings. It really helps to put things in the right perspective.

Spend time making a list in the notes app of your phone today. This way it’ll go with you wherever you are, to reference in times where you need to refocus.