January 14–Knowledge is…Divine Power!

God’s Word tells us that His divine power has given everything we need for life and godliness. Notice that it doesn’t say: everything we need for wealth and luxury. Oh, no! God is much more concerned about providing for, and shaping, our character than our bank accounts.

So how does God give us everything we need for life and godliness? By growing us in the knowledge of who our God is, and all that God’s Word and Holy Spirit have to teach us. Yes, knowledge is power–Divine Power–when it is knowledge of our Living, Almighty LORD!

 God’s 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

Personal Reflections from Sylane                                                                             Wow! God’s divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness…?? Really? Yep.

For those of you who know me–or have heard me speak–YOU KNOW that this is obviously a perfect time for me to ask my 2 Trademark Questions:

Do you believe it? What are you going to do about it?

Well, I do believe it. And here’s what I’m going to do about it. Feel free to join me in this “doing”. The believing part is between you and God!

READ GOD’S WORD! In this part of the world having a Bible is easy. Bibles are readily available and easily accessible to us. They come in various translations, formats, colored-covers and print sizes. (I am particulary fond of larger print versions these days!)  

But! It is in the committed  READING of God’s Word that we get to know God and His divine power.  We get to know–and love–our LORD more intimately, with greater understanding.  And God’s Word reveals how intimately known, loved, and understood we are by our LORD. Beautiful.

RECEIVE God’s divine power that has given us everything we need for life and godliness.  I call this: Giving the Holy Spirit more Elbow Room in my life.

I need to continually let God’s Word and Spirit clean out any (and all) thought patterns, attitudes, actions and re-actions–that don’t line up with the life and godliness of Jesus Christ.

As I become emptier of my old limited ways (and trust me, I can put up a real fight at times!)–there is more Holy Spirit Elbow Room to stretch and grow me in the unlimited, divine power of God! Transforming.

REFLECT God’s life and godliness to other people in our lives. All people.  

God is Love. Love is God’s definitive description of His divine power. In our knowledge of Jesus Christ–God’s ultimate display of His power–we have already been given everything we need for life and godliness: Love. 

So, let’s love. Let’s love–in big and little ways. Love in daily and intentional ways.  Love when it is easy. Love when it is outrageously difficult. Love when you feel like you’re the only one trying. Say that encouraging word. Give that smile. Listen to that hurting, harried or hopeless person. Be supportive. Respect others. Hear their hearts. Be humble. Be compassionate. Be kind. Forgive.

God’s Love–God’s definitive, divine power–has given us everything we need for life and godliness. Yes, knowledge is power. Knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ is Divine Power!

In love, peace and purposeful passion,                                                               Sylane