Day 9 from the Kitchen Table
II Peter 1:5-11
But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, 6 to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, 7 to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. 8For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins. 10 Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble; 11 for so an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
Reach for the stars today, God is with you. Being born-again was just the first step into this brand new love and life that Jesus brings us. Anybody can stay in bed, live where they are and even give up. The Bible says that God has richly, abundantly supplied an entrance into the Kingdom of Jesus. But we have to live out what we believe in. God can do anything without us but chooses to do everything with us. Let your faith develop your values and those heavenly values will help you know how to live so that you can live it as you hold on for what God has for you rather than settling for what man has for you. This perseverance creates a personal likeness to Jesus and when you and I start looking like Jesus people will experience the brotherly kindness and love of Jesus from us. It just happens. Remember, miracles begin in me! If you want to see a miracle, be a miracle and reach for the stars with your Savior.