“By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence. And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires.” 2 Peter 1:3-4 NLT
I’m not a helpless slave to my emotions. I’m not a victim of my thought life or even what others say about me. I have choices.
I have choices because of God’s tremendous mercy. He has given (not I have earned it through brownie points and working harder and longer) me everything I need to live a godly life. That “everything” is in His Word, His living and active Word.
Oh, Father, I do love Your Word! I want to know You; I am so grateful that You have not set me up for failure, but You have provided all I need to live a life that is pleasing to You. How much You love me!
And I am so grateful. . .