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.