He Gives Us All Things
“His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue.” - 2 Peter 1:3 The more we grow in the knowledge of God, the more we gain what is important for life. Our happiness in this life comes as a direct result of growing in our relationship with the Lord. When our will is subject to His will, our spirits will soar under the wings of His love.
If your spirit is broken, and your will is out of control, then I’d like to suggest three things:
• Humble your spirit and worship God. Seek Him with your whole heart, purpose in your heart to have a personal relationship with Him. Spend time with Him in His Word and prayer. Seek His will and ask Him to break you and fill you with His Spirit.
• Educate your mind. I don’t care how many degrees you have or what you’ve graduated from. Life is a long process of learning and growing. If you stop learning, you become BORING! If you have ceased to be curious and to ask questions, then you need to start again, like a child.
Jesus said about children, “for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
Don’t be satisfied with where you are now with the Lord. Feed on His Word, educate your mind and your soul. Grow.
• Dedicate your body to active service. Romans 12:1 says,“Present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.”
A doctor from Seattle recently left a successful practice with a six-figure salary to help deliver babies in a run-down maternity ward in Moscow. She is using her own money to improve and run the ward, rapidly depleting her savings and risking her financial security. She has never been happier in her life.
People want to know that their lives are making a difference. Many find happiness in service, working through churches, Red Cross, scouts, Sunday schools, home fellowships.
Wherever God puts you, He will bless you for giving of yourself.
We all need a mission in life, and God has the greatest mission of all. He has commanded us to love Him, to love our neighbors, and to go into the world to preach the Gospel, sharing His love.
Through God’s divine power we possess ALL things that are important; all that will satisfy, all that will give us abundant life—everything we need for life.
[Photo: Paul Burger, CreationSwap]