Mission Statement: Quiet Spirit writes for those who seek a closer relationship with God.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Grace and Peace in Abundance
“Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the
knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. 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.” 2 Peter 1:23 (NIV)
Abundance definition Plentiful Supply
Abundance of crops in years the earth receives the exact amount of moisture needed we have a plentiful supply of apples, tomatoes, corn and wheat.
Abundance of Ideas and Resources When we have plans for a project, we start with just an idea. We ponder how to complete the plans. Thoughts begin to flood our minds. Sometimes, committees working on a new idea have so many thoughts that the panel bogs down in an effort to discover solutions to problems that arise.
God promises us through Peter that we will have an abundance of grace-God’s favor and peace, through our relationship with God through His Son. God Almighty has given us all we need to know about how we should live for Him. We have His Word. We have access to Him through prayer. As God’s children, we shouldn’t have any unsolved problems.
Jesus tells us we need to have faith and not doubt. He also tells us we have to believe in order to receive what we seek in prayer.
*We have to believe God exists.
*We have to understand He is in control.
*We have to recognize He wants the best for us, His children.
*We are to not doubt Him when He gives us answers to prayer.
*We have to learn to accept what He gives us, even if that answer wasn’t what we wanted.
*We have to learn how to approach Him when we have a need. We have to ASK.