2 Peter 1:2a By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life.
I am learning this... I seem to only be getting it in bits and pieces... but I am growing. As much as I know that when we make excuses we can't change I can still find myself doing this... making excuses. Then God gently sends down something that teaches me to do better.
It seems to work like those sappy movies or TV shows work...in 30 minutes to a couple of hours everything comes together..everybody has something that fits too perfectly into the puzzle and the whole family learns something, the same something in the end. Today as I was reading my Bible I was reminded of something in my past that I needed to ask forgiveness for. Then Satan, himself tried to give me excuses...then in my reading I read in 2 Peter 2: 19 it said For you are a slave to whatever controls you. God put it all together for me...just like one of those cheesy movies. I do love cheesy.
We can let how others have treated us control us, or we can let our guilt controls us... just the same as we can let drugs or alcohol control us. We can let an "I can't help it." control us. We can even let the affirmation of others control us... or we can call down God's grace over our lives and take back the power over sin that God says that we can have.
I am slowly learning that God has so much in Heaven waiting on me...there for me to keep me strong, to make me a better person, I just have to call it down. I keep waiting on it... without calling down what I need...then when I call down what I need amazing things begin to happen. Just recently I learned to call down God's grace...I know I am slow!!! I kept waiting on God's grace just to fall down from Heaven and help me.... when all I had to do was call it down!! Silly me. I had one of those moments that play over and over in your head happen. One of those moments that you can talk to death with your spouse and you both get worked up. Instead of getting carried away by it I just kept asking for God's grace. I ask for God's grace for my replaying thoughts, His grace for the thoughts I had about my thoughts, I asked for God's grace to kept my mouth closed....I asked for God's grace to make me feel love... I asked for God grace to help me act in a loving manner no matter what I felt.... and you know what? God sent His wonderful grace! How many times have I lost my peace because I didn't call down God's grace? Too many to count. God recently sent me Isaiah 30:18 So the Lord must wait for you to come to him so he can show you his love and compassion. For the Lord is a faithful God. Blessed are those who wait for his help. I am so thankful that God showed me this verse in a way that it stuck. It is changing my life, yet again He grows me. So blessed ar we that God would keep growing us, giving us what we need to live Godly lives.