Keep Building: Everything You Need

“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.” (2 Peter 1:3)

Whatever stage of life you’re in, it can be easy to think of “real life” as something that’s coming later, when the rest of the puzzle fills in. On that future magical day, you’ll be the real you. For now, you’re just in prep mode. Nothing really counts. The race starts somewhere down the road.

trees_350Of course, the day after you graduate or get married or finish the program and get moved into the new place or have the baby or start the job, you realize again how foolish that idea was. We are not waiting for the rest of the puzzle pieces to arrive. We’ve got the whole set right now, and the clock is running.

Today’s verse spells it out: You’re not missing anything you need to live exactly the life God calls you to right now. Today. This is your real life. Now. It won’t get any “realer.” If we’re not living for Jesus now, we aren’t living for Jesus for real.

Think: Do you think you’re postponing, on some level, getting real about living for God until some new phase of your life begins? Do you think you’ve believed the lie that you’re not yet fully equipped to live for him?

Pray: Thank God that he has given you everything you need for life and godliness.

Do: Write this verse down and put it somewhere handy so you’ll have to look it in the eye several times this week.