Living the fully persuaded life, the convinced life, the life of faith, means that we put our faith in the Word of God - more specifically, the Promises of God. Peter was one of those who understood what this meant more keenly than anyone else.
As Christians, our calling, no matter what we are gifted with, is to love and care for the people of God. The heart of Christianity is to love people. If you love the idea of preaching, writing, singing or counselling others more than you love people, your priorities need adjusting.
‘Simon Peter, a bondservant and apostle of Jesus Christ…’ - 2 Peter 1:1-4. Peter uses both his names to introduce himself. The troubled, fearful, mercurial Simon, and the born again, leader of the church, new man in Christ, Peter. He also synthesises the fact that he is a Servant but also an Apostle. The important thing is to keep these in balance. Being an Apostle, a leader, doesn’t mean we no longer need to serve, and being a servant does not mean we therefore sacrifice leadership strength.
God doesn’t want you to go around in circles. Deuteronomy 2:3 says, ‘You have circled this mountain long enough. Now turn north.’ The Christian life is a walk. We are given paths to walk on. As we keep walking towards the end result that we envision for ourselves, we will keep changing into that person Jesus wants us to be. Sometimes we think that transformation is an instantaneous thing. In reality, it’s a journey that never stops.
I firmly believe human beings are built to pray. Through prayer we connect with God and we access His power. Prayer is your spirit breathing; it activates your spiritual nature. There are all kinds of prayer: When we’re desperate, we pray. When we’re thankful, we give thanks and praise. When we have a dream, we pray.
I've started this series because I'm passionate about you having a richer, stronger, higher, deeper and greater level of the Word of God in your life, so you are ready for anything and everything that comes your way every day.
This post is the beginning of a series about the Living Word, the Bible.
If the Word is in your view, it will find its way into your heart. Use meditation on the Word to transform information into revelation. This is when the Word becomes food for your spirit. This when the Word becomes light and life. This is when the Word becomes healing, health and wholeness.
Getting organized is amongst the most empowering things you can do in life.Even though a problem may be very large and overwhelming, when you approach 'one bite at a time' you will be surprised how quickly you will overcome it. What you thought was impossible suddenly appears possible.