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Today’s message is an excerpt from Day 240 in my book, Seek Him, Volume 2: Going Beyond Your Spiritual Comfort Zone. The theme of the message is “Supplement Faith.” You can acquire this book, the companion workbook, and the other books that make up the Seek Him series by searching for their titles and my name online and at local retailers. You can also visit DOMELifePublishing.com.
For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with goodness, goodness with knowledge, knowledge with self-control, self-control with endurance, endurance with godliness, godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being useless or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. The person who lacks these things is blind and shortsighted and has forgotten the cleansing from his past sins.
— 2 Peter 1:5-9 CSB
Humble yourself. Never forget who you are and to Whom you belong. We’re to stand tall in Him. We’re also supposed to actively demonstrate our commitment to the relationship that we have with God and our duties to be performed in the world. We’re told to create inside of us a lasagna of sorts. The base layer is faith, and then we’re to layer in goodness, knowledge, self-control, endurance, godliness, brotherly affection, and top it all off with love. These are the fruits that we would possess and share. The fruits of God’s tree. Possessing these qualities puts us in perfect alignment with Him. I don’t know about you, but there’s no other place where I would rather be than nestled in close to God.
Father, I pray for the balance needed to be loving and loved to forgive others and myself, and to have control over my emotions and actions. I pray for the endurance to see through this marathon of ups and downs, and the knowledge to discern the pattern of the enemy. I thank You now for these blessings. Amen.
And with that family, I pray that you are blessed, that you see and embrace your blessings, and that you are a blessing to others.
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