Choose God’s Power

2 Peter 1:3 (NIV®)
His 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.

This is the man Jesus recruited, the one who preached on the day of Pentecost, the one who climbed out of the boat and walked on Galilee’s Lake with Jesus. This is the one who saw the lame man healed and the whole city stirred. But by the time we get to Peter’s second letter, he’s an old man. His strength has diminished, but his enthusiasm hasn’t. Now, he’s coaching us, reminding us God has given us “everything we need for life and godliness.” Each of us must make a choice in this life: our way, or God’s way. Our way often seems best, doesn’t it? We think we know ourselves: our personalities, our strengths, and our abilities. God knows all of that and more: our sinful natures, our weaknesses, and our potential to do great things for His Kingdom. I encourage you to choose, not your power, but His. It will never waver, and it will always lead you down the best path for your life.

God’s power has provided everything we need for life and godliness. Resist the temptation to lean on your own strength or understanding. His never fails.

Heavenly Father, forgive me for when I have depended on my own strength and power instead of Yours—in any situation. I am grateful for Your complete provision of all I need for Your purposes in my life. You are a great and mighty God. In Jesus’ name, amen.


Allen Jackson
Senior Pastor, World Outreach Church

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