Good Morning y’all. It’s Monday!!! And we are starting a new book…yaaay. We begin our journey into 2 Peter. Looking at Chapter 1 today.
Here we go 🙂
S – Scriptures that stood out for me
2 Peter 1:3 NIV : 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 1:19 MSG : We couldn’t be more sure of what we saw and heard— God’s glory, God’s voice. The prophetic Word was confirmed to us. You’ll do well to keep focusing on it. It’s the one light you have in a dark time as you wait for daybreak and the rising of the Morning Star in your hearts.
O – Observations
O1 – We have everything we need to live a godly life through God’s power that’s at work in us. All we need to do is first BELIEVE that we have all we need to run this race. Secondly we need to get deeper and intimate with the one who called us to this new way of life – Jesus. Need to study God’s word,find the Instructions and be about doing them.There is no use hearing the word of God and not taking action. Gods word is living! Get tapping 🙂
O2 – God desires for us to mature in him and get to know him better. He doesn’t want us to remain stagnant. Hence the admonition in v5-8. We need to have the following attributes: faith, goodness, knowledge, self control, endurance, godliness, kindness and love. When we have those traits in us, we become more productive and effective for God.
O3 – Remaining stagnant in our walk with God is not an option
O4 – We must keep on paying attention and giving ourselves to the word. The word is God… so the more we study, the more of Him we are taking in and we will blossom and flourish as we do this.
05 – God’s word brings illumination where there is darkness…For any situation we are facing, there are scriptures in the bible to guide us, instruct us, comfort us and see us through the situation. The message version says God’s word is “the one light you have in a dark time as you wait for daybreak and the rising of the morning star in your hearts”.
A – Application
A1 – choose one or 2 of the attributes listed in v 5-8 and make a Conscious effort to practice it today. Be very pratical and set goals that are reasonable and dont give up even if you mess up. Keep trying 🙂
For me I will be practicing self control by Gods grace. Diffucult times at work currently and a lot of gossiping and bad mouthing senior managers…but today im gonna exercise self control and restrain my tongue from joining the gossip or i walk away from the conversation immediately God helping me. (will let you know how i get on in my post tomorrow :). Pray for me i must pass this test 🙂 )
P – Prayer
Dear Lord thank you for today and for the opportunity to learn at your feet. Thank you for all the promises and blessings that is ours through Jesus. Thank you for we know we already have all we need to run this race. Give us grace to develop and practice the traits you require of us. May your grace and peace be ours in full measure today and always. We love you Lord. All this we ask and believe we have received In Jesus Name.
Thanks for reading now it’s ur turn to SOAP 🙂
Reply to the thread to lets know what attribute you are practising today. We can encourage each other 🙂