DAY 14

Tuesday -  March  17, 2020

 

GROWING QUALITIES

 

For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge,   and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness,   and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.  

For if these qualities are yours and are increasing,

they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful

in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Peter 1:5-8 (ESV)

 

We grow stronger and bigger and increase through effort.   We actually work at being virtuous or good by saying no to temptation. 

We work at knowledge by reading, studying, and listening.  We develop self control by saying no to fleshly and lazy desires. 

We develop steadfastness by keeping going when the going gets tough.    We develop godliness by striving to please God. 

We develop brotherly affection and love by intentionally building up people with whom we are not always happy.

 

Which of these qualities does God seem to be working on in your life?

Probably the area you are struggling with and failing in the most.  

 

Write your thoughts or a prayer.

 

Please pray for our church family to grow these qualities and to increase more and more.

 

Please keep praying for the outreach event.

 

Write down one thing  for which you are grateful.