Every Effort

14 03 2014

West Angeles COGICIn view of all this, make every effort to respond to God’s promises. Supplement your faith with a generous provision of moral excellence, and moral excellence with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with patient endurance, and patient endurance with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love for everyone. The more you grow like this, the more productive and useful you will be in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 1:5-8 NLT

The Lord has blessed us with so much.  He has forgiven our sins and allowed us to walk this journey of faith in Him.  We are thankful for this ultimate blessing that gives us eternal hope and promise.   Our daily living is an opportunity to respond to His goodness with our best effort to live a life that reflects His living inside of us.  This passage emphasizes the importance of living with moral excellence, increased knowledge, discipline, patient endurance, godliness and love for one of another.  As His children, we can commit to nurturing and developing these qualities in our daily decisions, big and small.  These are powerful characteristics that we all can strive to achieve, making every effort to build on our faith.  The result is a stronger, more productive and useful child of God that strengthens our lives, our families and our communities exemplifying Him. 


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