Enjoying the Good Life is  Optional

Enjoying the Good Life is Optional

Bible Reading: Isaiah 1:18-20; 2 Peter 1:3-4

Memory verses: 2 Peter 1:3-4, “As His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.”

These scriptures make it clear that we have all we need to live a godly life in this present world. A godly life is one that reflects all the attributes of God, His blessings, and character. These, however, are available in the form of scriptural promises. This implies that when we take hold of a promise, we can use it to change a situation that is contrary to God’s nature in our lives. What a joy to know that we don’t need to accept the status quo! It also states that we “may participate in the divine nature”, this makes it optional. Many Christians are willing and longing for the good life, but they are not obedient to the word of God. I am not necessarily referring to living a life of immorality and sin but doing what God said is needed to access the abundant life. Stepping out in faith is needed to access the good things of life. Faith means believing that what God said you have is yours and stepping into it.

If you already have it, then you shouldn’t see yourself as not having it. Ask God what steps you need to take to access it, and when He speaks, obey.

If we don’t walk in faith, we will continue to fall short of His blessings. This explains why some children of God are not experiencing the Father’s goodness while others are. It is not a God problem but a choice problem. I have chosen to go for the promises, what about you?

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