Hey SPV fam!
Some reading this today may find themselves on the proverbial Christian mountaintop while others of you might be more in the weary, tired, worn out, frustrated camp. So if you’re riding that mountaintop, stop reading & just pray for me (lol). But for those of you who are battling something or lowered your goals down to the basics of just trying to get through the day without punching someone in the throat, this word might be for you.
“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 & goodness. Through these he has given us his very great & precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.” 2 Peter 1:3-4
Now there’s a lot there but the 2 concepts that jump out at me are “provision” (given) & “promises”.
Provision: he’s given us everything we need to make it! I know it doesn’t always feel like it but it’s true. It’s not in your own strength but through HIS divine power in you (& through community) that we lack nothing.
Promises: well the first promise in this text is that we can faithfully live for & follow him. In addition to that, I can think of numerous other promises throughout scripture that will bring strength & encouragement to a tired & weary soul such as his promise of daily bread (which is provided by the way), to never leave or abandon us, the promise to see us through to the end (complete the work he started) & the biggest is the promise of the resurrection in that death shall never have the last word.
The world can be a pretty jacked up place but as best as you can, please keep your eyes on Jesus who is the author & finisher of our faith journey. Well what do you know, there’s another promise packed with provision.
Much love & provision, Pastor Chris