Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Today's Devotional Scripture

“Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.” ~II Peter 1:2-3

Do you know Christ? I don’t mean, “know of Christ”, but do you know Christ to the point that knowing Him deeply influences your life? Look at today’s verses. Peter is saying that we will experience an abundant amount of grace and peace through our knowledge of Christ. He then goes on to say that our knowledge of Christ will set loose the power of God and give us everything we need for life and godliness. I love that phrase, “EVERYTHING WE NEED FOR LIFE AND GODLINESS!

Some things? Almost everything? No, everything we need for life! This is no small claim. Peter is saying that our knowledge of Christ is crucial to everything we need in life. So what does knowledge mean? Peter was using the Greek work that means a full knowledge, a deep participation by the knower in the object known so that it powerfully influences him or her. This is more than an acquaintance or a casual relationship. It is a passion to know, really know God. It is a hunger for His word, a longing to spend time in His presence, an openness to dialog freely with Him and listen for His voice. There is so much to gain by knowing Him, really knowing Him. You can start to know Him more today. He is waiting for you to try.

Dear God, I confess my lack of Spiritual knowledge. I have not taken the time I should to really know you. I haven’t been real with you nor have I let you be real with me. But today I want to start. I want to know you, really know you. I want to hear your voice. I want to sense your presence in my life. I want your scriptures to come alive in my mind. Father, I want to know you as Father. Help me know you. In Jesus’ name I pray ~Amen!

Yours, because we're His,



  1. Tamara...you have a knowledge of Greek...and I thank you for giving us the original meaning in Greek.
    I also hope that your work with prison ministry continues to go well. I think of you often as you minister in that way.
    I love your header on your blog!

  2. I especially like this post because it hones in on the phrase from which I got the title for my blog! That whole passage written by the Apostle Peter challenges me to be diligent in applying myself to develop Christian virtues all the while drawing from the resources of God whose divine power HAS given us EVERYTHING we need for life and godliness.

    Your prayer here is one that God will not deny!


Thank you for stopping in. Your comments are a source of encouragement.