Week 24: 2 Peter 1:3-8

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2 Peter 1:3-8

3 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. 4 Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. 5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7 and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. 8 For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Make it S.W.E.E.T.

MONDAY: Take the Scripture passage & simply read it over! God wants to speak to you so slow down, paying attention to what gets your attention. If something doesn’t get your attention right away, read it over until something does, asking God to bring something to your attention. We suggest copying the passage in your journal as part of this day’s read over.

TUESDAY: Take your journal and start to Write! Begin with the raw thought that got your attention yesterday and chase it. Get messy! You’re not writing an essay. Remember thoughts tend to disentangle themselves when they pass through the fingertips. Just start writing even if it feels a little forced at first. It will come!

WEDNESDAY: Engage in conversation with others about your thoughts from the week and watch the insights multiply as the interaction draws out still more. Don’t keep the richness to yourself! Pass it on!

THURSDAY: Express to God your thoughts about the things you are learning this week. Thank Him for insights gained! Share with Him your desire for these truths to change you and make you more like Jesus! Ask Him to move them from your head to your heart!

FRIDAY: Identify your Takeaway! The real sweetness of God’s Word gets released into our lives when we allow what we learned this week to impact the way we think, feel, act and speak! With a week’s worth of momentum built up, be prepared for impact!

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1 thought on “Week 24: 2 Peter 1:3-8”

  1. julie says:

    These fruits of the spirit are supposed to be intentional outgrowths of our relationship with Jesus and His power working through us for His glory. If we stay in His word and seek to allow the Holy Spirit to shine through us we will not be stagnant and unproductive. Therefore,the reverse must also be true that if we don’t make an effort to add these fruits by staying in the word and listening to the Holy Spirits quiet prompting in our lives we can become ineffective and unproductive in our Christian walk.

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