GODLINESS WITH HIM
“His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which He has granted to us His precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.”
// 2 Peter 1:3-4
It can be so easy to take things into our own hands, allowing ourselves to be blown off course by human emotions and our understanding of the situations we are in. We get caught up in our flesh, believing that only we know what can satisfy us. Yet, the amazing truth is that whatever our God promises will indeed happen. We are a redeemed people who can align our steps with the Creator of the universe, knowing that He has freely given us the divine right to walk with Him.
When Christ declared victory over death, He granted us freedom to align our dreams with His so that we would willingly turn away from the corruption of this world. When our eyes are opened to see His glory, His promises become a refuge that we can escape to when we feel like our flesh is pushing us in the wrong direction. We cling to His promises when we are distracted by our temporary desires and He gifts us a life lived in godliness with Him.
Mighty promises — from a God who wants the best for us — give us undeniable security in keeping a straight course. We need not accept transient distractions, knowing that an unchanging, steadfast God has made the promises we are following. What He has shown us will come to pass. In His eyes, we now have liberty to partake and revel in the love He has lavishly given us. Human desire and the corruption of this world may attempt to shake us, but by His divine right He has given us the key to rebuke what is worldly and live in what is right.
Knowing the security with which we sit in His promises allows us to carry out His divine plan for our lives with God-given authority. We have a Captain leading us in rocky waters who will get us to our destination more than just safe and sound. When we see Him guiding us to what He has promised, we don’t just weather storms. We freely enjoy the seas.
// Nathalie Mansueti