I have the sweetest Father in the whole wide universe and He just loves it when His children believe in Him! He wants to be a good Father to us and He loves having the respect of His children. That is important to feeling loved! Through this believing faith in Jesus, our Father has given us forever life with Him in His Kingdom! How precious is that to have all of the riches of Him and His love, but also all the riches of His divine Kingdom, too! It sounds heavenly to me, but wait, it doesn’t stop there! Our Father just keeps adding to the blessings upon us by giving us His written Word and Spirit in us to show us the divine life best for life here and now. Today, He reveals these tips for having an effective and productive life. Woohoo! I so love that thought and I’m seeking His smarts to help me in life ‘cuz I’m a wanna be! He says to add to our faith (not because we have to be saved from sin and death and have eternal life with Him, but to have the good life here on earth):
1) goodness – the definition of good is found in our Father! He IS the perfect source of good, so when we imitate Him, that is goodness! Then add:
2)knowledge – He is THE source of knowledge! His written Word the Bible is key – any additional resources in the world needs to line up consistent with His written Word. Yikes if it contradicts Him!!!!!!!!!!!!! Then add:
3)self-control – being controlled instead by His Spirit is the aim! Then add:
4)perseverance – the keep going stepping with His divine purpose, will and plan and not stopping until it is completed! The finish looks sooo good on us all! Then add:
5)Godliness – Be like God in our thoughts, words and deeds! Then add:
6)brotherly (and sisterly) kindness – being nice is nice and it makes people smile!
7)love – Our Father IS love and He says when we love Him with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength and love others as ourselves, that sums up all the Law of His Word. That’s the aim in all of life!
WOW! Isn’t it interesting that all of those tips are seven! Perfect in number for every day of the week of life here on earth! In it all, we can look to our Father’s Spirit to help us live the Godly life in these ways. His Spirit gives us power! But equally important is that we can choose to remember to rest in His grace through our faith in Him that through His work on the cross, He already sees us as holy and without accusation. There is no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus when we fall short. Everybody does! May we all be effective and productive in remembering His grace for us and share it with the world so that others have His faith, grace, love and wisdom, too! Now we all have His helpful recipe tips to keep in mind for cookin’ up good in life! I’m tying my apron on in seeking Him in the midst of it all with ya and sooo loving it! Smile at being loved today because ya are! It is and is gonna be a yummy powerful life cookin’ with ya’s with our Father!
2 Peter 1:5-8; Romans 3:23, 8:1, 12:2; Mark 10:18; Ephesians 2:8
“You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria and to the ends of the earth.”