Monday, December 23, 2013

2 Peter 1-3

We read 2 Peter 1-3 today as the former fisherman turned apostle writes his second letter to believers.  He reminds us to rely on the prophesies, the scripture, and God's promises for our direction in life.  He warns us about getting side-tracked and distracted by all the worldly people and things that get in the way of our relationship with God.

I am reminded today of God's amazing big picture.  Since creation, He has held us in His hands.  The way God works out the details is just so intricate and beautiful.  Look at Peter.  He was a fisherman first.  Then, God called him to something more, and he fished for people.  Think about Peter's faith journey, all that he was able to see and do.  He experienced God firsthand.  God transformed him.

16 For we did not follow cleverly devised stories when we told you about the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ in power, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty.

It is such a blessing to be a believer in God's story and know that He is working things for good and His glory.  We may not be one of Jesus' original disciples, but Jesus is with us if we put our faith in Him.  He changes our lives.  A life with Him is a life of more, just like it was for Peter.

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.

God invites us to have an ever-growing relationship with him.  I am so thankful He doesn't give up on us.  He strengthens us, and the more we get to know Him, the more we are able to witness glimpses of His majesty.  

I have experienced the power of God's majesty and glory in my life.  How about you?  

Let's celebrate our Living God this holiday season.  Let's look for Him and find Him.  Let's call on Him and hear Him.  Let's praise Him!

A prayer for today-

Dear God-

I thank You for making me part of Your story.  Fill my heart with Your loving presence.  I pray for eyes to see and the ears to hear You in all Your majesty and glory in my day to day life.  I celebrate you, Lord!  Help me to grow in grace and knowledge of my Savior Jesus Christ.  To You be glory, both now and forever!

In Jesus' name I pray,

Christmas blessings today and always,
*This post is part of A Mind-Maker-Upper's Everyday Reading Project.  Click here to read more.

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