“His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.” 2 Peter 1:3.
Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading: 2 Peter 1-3, and John 1.
I have spent much of my spiritual life trying to be better. I have read. I have listened. I have prayed.
But here in front of me is a verse that is an eye-opener in that regard: I have what I need!
How does this work? In God, I start out with everything I need.
Sadly, my searches for more of Him have had me leaving Him. This isn’t a physical departure on my part but a mental departure.
I will read a book assuming this is an addendum to God. This is beyond God. A couple of extra chapters for those in my situation. All wrong!
An increased knowledge of God is found by realizing that in Him I already have that increased knowledge. It is already there! I don’t have to go anywhere to find it.
I must open myself up to His leading. I want Him to be leading me into what I read or what I watch or where I go.
If He is directing my path, then I will be led to where enlightenment resides.
The course of my life must be specifically surrendered to His direction. I must specifically seek Him. I must ask Him to reveal to me the knowledge that I will only discover in Him. In Him I will have His knowledge. What a concept!
“Lord, I thank You for Your Word. I thank You for the enlightenment that what I need I have in You. Forgive me for chasing You apart from You. I love You, Lord.”
Stop searching apart from God to find God.