Lately God has been reminding me of a powerful truth: He’s given us everything that we need. There aren’t hidden tools that we pick up as we age or mature… spiritual growth isn’t like passing levels on a video game. All the parts are included, every piece of the puzzle arrived in the box. From the outset you and I are equipped to not only survive in this life, but to thrive and live an amazing story.
Remember that He’s not holding out on you, waiting for you to get it together.
Remember that He sees you and He hears you.
Remember that His promises are precious and great.
Remember that He loves you and He has given you everything that you need to live a great story.
“His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life 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, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.” 2 Peter 1:3-4, NIV
I love this one in the Message Translation too!
“Everything that goes into a life of pleasing God has been miraculously given to us by getting to know, personally and intimately, the One who invited us to God. The best invitation we ever received! We were also given absolutely terrific promises to pass on to you—your tickets to participation in the life of God after you turned your back on a world corrupted by lust.” 2 Peter 1:3-4, The Message
Thank God for His promises and for the fact that He has given us everything that we need. Post this verse on your mirror and stay encouraged by the truth it holds!
Listening and following,