‘Making Every Day Count’
If you have been enjoying these daily ‘thoughts’, you might like to know that a book of them has just published, priced £9.99. Please go to www.healingmission.org for details.
Also, there will be a Book Launch at CHM in Hammersmith, London, on Monday 2nd December from 6.30 – 8.00 pm, to which you are very welcome. Please let us know if you would like to come.
‘For 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 1.8
Peter’s desire is that we be effective and productive in our knowledge of Jesus. He goes on to say that if we possess these qualities we will never stumble (verse 10). However, what if we have gone wrong and stumbled? What if our spiritual lives do feel unproductive?
A good place to start is to go through Peter’s list: how secure is your faith and how good are you to others? Is the practice of your religion matched by an intimacy with Jesus? Are you calling upon him to bring restraint to your life and are you persevering, even when you can’t see results? Are you exhibiting kindness to others, looking out to meet their needs, and laying aside your own personal desires for the sake of others?
Of course, if these qualities are rigorously applied we are all bound to fail! But as you look through the list, is there perhaps one attribute that leaps out and stirs your conscience? If so, revisit it. Rejoice that Jesus has in him everything that is lacking in you; focus on his presence within you and ask him to pour that quality into your heart.