Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Divine Power=New Creation

“His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness.” (2 Peter 1:3 , NIV)

            Thank you, God, my Father, for giving me the power to grow in my faith. I don’t have what it takes to live a godly life. It’s You working in me that brings me back to You time and again. You are faithful to me. And You help me be faithful to You. Thank you.

            Thank you for putting a desperate desire for You in my heart. You enable me to live for You. Years ago, I desperately gave You my life. I begged You to save me, help me, change me, and to help me believe You and Your Word. I prayed for You to increase my faith and to give my soul and mind rest and peace—and You did! You did all that I asked, and You’re still doing so. Despite the times I failed You, unknowingly misrepresented You, let my disappointment in others affect my faith in You, and took on more than I should have in hopes of serving You, You have remained faithful to me. You continue to work all things out for my good and not for evil.

            Oh, how I thank You! I give everything up to You once more. Take my life—change me, mold me, make me into a vessel You can fill with Your love and Your peace so that I may strive to live for Your glory and Your honor. You are the only reason I continue to live. You put joy in my life. You ARE my life. I am nothing without You. “Apart from You, I have no good thing.” Everything fades away—but Your love and Your Truth remain.
"So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! All this is from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ." (2 Corin. 5:17-18, New Revised Standard Version)

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