Sunday, November 15, 2009

Verse of the week - II Peter 1:3-4

After a sweet heart-to-heart with God last week, and once again relinquishing control to His power and my wobbly faith (okay, mostly His power), God brings me great reassurance in II Peter 1:3,4, "3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: 4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

By His power, we have everything we need to live, not just ordinary, squeak-by-the-pearly-gates livin'. REALLY living. Godly living. Through Him, of course, not ourselves. Through His power, which we have access to. Through His knowledge, not our finite perspectives.


Too often I sell this life short, but these verses hold great hope, and not just for the life to come. We have the great and precious promises of God.

Here are some that I cling to:
- Greater is He that is in you
- Call unto Me and I will answer thee
- There is no other God like our God
- Wait on the Lord and we will renew our strength

No reason for me to walk this life alone, timidly. I walk in His power, in His confidence, in His promises.

3According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:

4Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

~II Peter 1:3-4~

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