27 Jul He Has Given Us Everything We Need!
His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. 2 Peter 1: 3-4
This is a great promise that confirms that God has given us everything we need to live the life He originally intended for us. Everything we need for life and godliness has been made available to us through the power of His Holy Spirit and all the great promises from Scripture.
As we’re filled with God’s Spirit and allow His promises to permeate our thinking and our choices, we are able to participate in His divine nature and allow His very presence to shine through in our lives. If we are not proactive about being filled with His Spirit and allowing His word to shape our thinking and our choices, then the natural result will be that we’ll tend to go our own way and be corrupted by the world and our own evil desires. We can live for God through His power and His word.
God’s Word is rich with promises and direction that always helps me to follow after Him and put Him first in my life. His Word reminds me of the way I need to live and love the people He’s placed in my life.
There is an ongoing struggle that we all face in surrendering to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. I realize that I need Him every day. I need to come to Him and allow Him to fill me with His Spirit and seek to please Him with my thoughts, my attitudes and my actions. It is so good to know that I can participate in His divine nature and actually allow His Presence to have such an effect in my life that I can affect others with the power of His Word and message of His gospel.
Dear Lord Jesus, fill me with your Holy Spirit this day and help me to participate in your divine nature by allowing your Word to transform me into your likeness. Help me to be an effective witness for You these days, as I look to show your love and compassion through my life.