It seems that God is trying to get a message through to me because similar messages are repeating themselves every time I turn around.
5For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. 8For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. – 2 Peter 1:5-8
It is obvious to me that God wants me to increase my faith and to add these qualities to my life. The qualities that He seems to be focusing on at this time are knowledge, self-control and perseverance. I have an increasing hunger to get to know Him better and His will in my life.
It has become very obvious to me that I lack self-control. The areas of my life that I lack it in so much is my eating and my sleep habits and making and sticking to a schedule for my life. I need God’s guidance in these areas.
If I had more faith, knowledge and self-control I would naturally have more perseverance. The more faith I have the longer I will trust God and persevere under trials. With more knowledge of the Word of God, the greater my faith and the stronger my trust and my self-control.
Lord help me to add to my faith, if that means by experiences that are uncomfortable that need to be gone through, I’m ready to do whatever it takes to increase my faith in You that we might be closer. Help me to live a a life of goodness. Give me a thirst for Your Word that I might have ever increasing knowledge. Lord, help me to develop the Fruit of the Spirit self-control. I long to be pleasing to You and not let You down. Please let me develop perseverance that I might withstand under trials and peer pressure, so that I might be pleasing to You and mature in the faith. Lord, help me to develop godliness that I might be a good representative of You. Give me brotherly kindness that I might help to bring unity to the body of Christ. Heavenly Father give me love for that is the most important quality of all. Give me the love that You have for those who know You and those who don’t know You. I want to love as You love, unconditionally. Thank you for loving me enough to answer my prayers.
Joy – A Woman After God’s Own Heart!