I am about to embark on an 8 month journey. It begins with Faith. In our parents of adolescents group last night someone made the comment of making an honest effort to build on the traits in the following verse.
2 Peter 1: 3-9
His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness. Through these He has given us His very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self control; and to self control; perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge
of our Lord Jesus Christ. But if anyone does not have them, he is nearsighted and blind, and has forgotten that he has been cleansed from his past sins.
He asked; "Can you just imagine what our homes would be like if we could really get this verse and characteristics therein; in our heart soul and minds? To make an honest and conscious effort to build on these traits on a regular basis?" A light bulb went off he suggested 30 days per trait and I am so there! I need this journey to keep me focused on Gods goals for my life and not my own. Mine; time and time again, fail; but His love and plans never do. I want to be prepared for whatever He has in store. Please keep me in your prayers as I seek Him more on this journey and that my eyes be opened to the many things He wants me to see.
1. Faith- 2. Goodness- 3. Knowledge - 4. Self Control - 5. Perseverance - 6.Godliness - 7. brotherly kindness - 8. Love
My journey begins with Faith; I'm not too surprised; looking at the list it is clear It will require a ton of Faith to effectively be prepared for what is to come.
My Mom gave this beautiful gift to me last year...