Simeon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ,2 Peter 1:1-4
To those who have obtained a faith of equal standing with ours by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ:
May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us to His own glory and excellence, by which He has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.
As we start off this new year, I want to make sure I have the right tools to serve God more. As I have mentioned, God has been showing me what prayer is all about. Last year my “word for the year” was prayer. Since prayer is talking to God, I paired my blog posts about prayer with passages from the Bible (God’s Word). I want to continue that theme, but focus more on God’s Word.
In 2 Peter 1:3, we are told that God has given those who follow Him everything we need – for “life and godliness” through knowledge of God. God’s Word is a valuable source of information about God. Talking to Him is a good way to be open to learn what He has for us.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for providing everything I need to become more like You despite my sin nature. I want to seek You more this year and encourage others to do the same.
I pray this in Jesus’ Name.
God is so good.
2 thoughts on “Everything I Need”
Your post made me smile. I was just having it out with God this morning if He hears my prayers, and I said to Him, if you hear my prayers please help me find my beeswax. I had been searching my house for weeks for my beeswax to make a pain relieving cream, but could not find where I put it. As I continue to search, I have been organizing and cleaning. I found beeswax, but not what I was looking for, but I will say, God hears my prayers. I am often at a loss to know how to pray for people, so I pray for God’s will to be done and that they would be kept from temptation and protected from evil.
I liked your word for this year “prayer.” My word for this year is “Hide.” I want to hide God’s word in my heart by memorizing and pondering His Word day and night. I am a little frustrated because I forget the verse soon after I memorize it. I have to admit, I have not been diligent to keep going over the verses. I listen to the Bible on my mp3 player before I go to sleep most nights.
Grace and peace to you. Joyce
Memorizing God’s word is so important. We need the Bible to direct our prayers to God”s will. Thank you for reading and commenting!