7Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. 10This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 11Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.

Heavenly Father, Almighty God,
you have called us to make your Son known,

We pray that we would seek to live all our lives being governed and lead by the Spirit to make disciples of Jesus Christ, who obey him and live for him.

We pray for courage and boldness,
a shamelessness about the gospel, that leads us to speak up when given opportunity.

19Though I am free and belong to no man, I make myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible. 20To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win the Jews. To those under the law I became like one under the law (though I myself am not under the law), so as to win those under the law. 21To those not having the law I became like one not having the law (though I am not free from God's law but am under Christ's law), so as to win those not having the law. 22To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all men so that by all possible means I might save some.

34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

I don’t know about you but worry comes pretty naturally to me. I can really, without much effort become massively anxious over things that I have little power to change or do anything about. Of course this is folly; neither good for productive thinking nor good for our personal health. But there is another way: a more redemptive way and that is of course found in following Jesus. That way is too restrict our focus to today and the choices and things that we must tackle on this day in the strength that God provides for this day.

If you are anything like me there are times in life when you find it hard to know exactly what the right thing to do in a particular situation is. What is in keeping with wisdom in this particular moment is sometimes at best, a bit hazy. In these times James gives us some indication of a course worth following.