VOD 03/16/09: Are You Productive?
2 Peter 1:5-8
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. (NIV)
It takes more than one verse to get this powerful message across. God wants us to be productive in our lives. He wants us to have more than just head knowledge. He wants us to put it to work in our lives and be effective and productive with it. But, we've got to put out some effort and try to grow in these qualities. Peter is saying, "Okay folks, God wants you to get after it and make a difference through your life!" Are you ready? Let's begin today.
Our Heavenly Father,
Thank You for this day and all of Your blessings. Holy God, We are going to put out the effort to grow in Your grace. Please bless our efforts and receive them as our heartfelt appreciation for loving us when we were unlovable and redeeming us when we were lost. We want to be productive to Your glory in our life with Jesus.
We pray these things in the name of Your most Holy Son, Jesus the Christ…Amen.
Good morning to all. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours for a safe and blessed day.
May God Bless,