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. ... 5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7 and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. - 2 Peter 1:3,5-7
Ever since you saved me and sent your Holy Spirit to live in my heart, you have empowered me to live a godly life. I know I have often stumbled and fallen back to old worldly habits. I hear you gentle call in these verses to renew my efforts to add to my faith the fruits that you grow in lives. I want goodness, knowledge, self control, perseverance and love. Take my heart by the hand and lead me to evaluate the changes you want me to make so I can grow into the person you want me to be to bless my family and friends and to be a blessing to myself as well. You have graciously given me so many spiritual virtues, don't let me waste them while by idling through life.
Pastor Don Patterson
Jesus Christ come to live and work in our lives, not sit on the couch.