In view of all this, make every effort to respond to God’s promises. Supplement your faith with a generous provision of moral excellence, and moral excellence with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with patient endurance, and patient endurance with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love for everyone. The more you grow like this, the more productive and useful you will be in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But those who fail to develop in this way are shortsighted or blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their old sins. 2 Peter 1:5-9 (NLT)
Effective And Productive
That is what I want to be for you. What do you want to be for me? I want to be more effective and productive for you. I want to bear fruit for your kingdom. I want to bring glory to your name. I want to be like salt and light in the world. I want the life you have given me to live to bring your flavor into the world. I want people to be able to see and taste your goodness by how you are working in and through my life. I want to shed your light on the darkness of this world. I want to shine like a star in the universe for you. You have good desires within you. Well, I know where the desires of my heart come from, they come from you. You have planted your word deeply in my heart and mind and life. As I have come to know and love and follow and serve you, it has become my passionate desire to live a godly life for you. It has become my great goal to be able to know and do your will. Your divine power and the promises of your word are helping me to escape the corruption that is in the world. Yes, my word is doing this work in you.
So, to be effective and productive for me remain in my presence. Draw near to me and I will draw near to you. Keep on meeting with me in my world. Continue to allow my word to change your heart. Continue to allow my word to transform your mind. Continue to allow my word to guard and guide your life. Then you will bear fruit for my kingdom. Then you will bring glory to my name. Then you will continue to be more effective and productive in my service. Yes, I will do all these things. I will live in an intimate relationship with you. I will keep on meeting you in your word. I will keep on holding on to your promises. That will be very good. Thank you, Lord.
Lord, thank you for giving me everything I need to live a godly life. I will hold on tightly to all your promises. I will take them deep in my heart and mind and life so I will be able to escape all the corruption in the world. Make me effective and productive for you. Amen
Key Question… How is coming to know and love God changing everything about your character?
Living It Out… Hold on to all the promises of God so you will be able to escape corruption that is in the world.
Seeing It Happen… Have faith that God’s divine power is giving you all you need to live a godly, effective, and productive life for Him.
Get Ready To Share… Share with another person or your small group how living a godly life is making you effective and productive for Him.
Prayer To Bless Others… May you grow in godly character so you can be more effective and productive for the Lord.
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