IT STARTS WITH FAITH AND ENDS WITH LOVE!

“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. 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.” (2 Peter 1:3-4, NIV)

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We have everything we need to be successful in business and in life. Too often we complicate our lives by trying to take control of things that are beyond our control. Too often we exclude God from our day-to-day activities. We only call on Him when we are desperate or in trouble. We fail to realize that when Christ is our focal point, we have access to His divine power and all things are possible.

Simon Peter said it this way, “For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. 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. But whoever does not have them is nearsighted and blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins.” (2 Peter 1:5-9, NIV)

It starts with faith and ends with love! Sandwiched in the middle are goodness, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, and mutual affection. These are all qualities that Jesus Christ possessed. They are all qualities that we should seek to obtain every morning as we start our day. They are the building blocks that will bring us closer to Christ and closer to our co-workers, our customers, and our employers.

“Therefore, my brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble, and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” (2 Peter 1:10-11, NIV)

Turn your Monday over to the Lord! His divine power is available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week – all you have to do is ask for it!

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Enjoy your day, “Working for Christ”!

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10 Comments on “IT STARTS WITH FAITH AND ENDS WITH LOVE!”

  1. garden2day Says:

    Great words to live by when we (I) sometimes falter… 😉 . Have a great week and take care! 😀

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  2. Hey Dave, great scripture reference in 2 Peter. I read this in my devotion this morning!!!! I makes the coffee better when you find a Brother focusing on the same scripture!!! Take Care my Friend and God Bless 🙂 Kenny T

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  3. Brook Says:

    “Starts with faith and ends with love.” Love that! *Thank you* Dave.

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