Devotions By Jan

Ingredients For Life

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Vons2397312745_543546cd14_mScripture for Today:  II Peter 1:3 “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.”

I saw a truck just like this one today and the logo saying made me smile.  Would that life would be so uncomplicated as to simply need a list of ingredients for it all to work out!  This saying of Vons has been around since 2005.  A $100 milliion dollar campaign was launched to differentiate themselves from their competitors.  It included a new look with “inviting decor, warm ambiance and subdued lighting.”  I especially like the idea of subdued lighting.  Who wants to see what they are really buying?  Perhaps the most important ingredient for life was the cup holders they built on to their carts!

Our verse for today is a promise.  God has given to His own everything needed for a life that pleases Him.  Because of His divine power, we can be certain to have what is necessary to live a godly life.  We do not have what it takes in ourselves.  The ability to live real life comes through our knowledge of Him.  His glory is evident in that provision.  No one can take any credit for living a life pleasing to Him.  It is His doing through His power.  And He does this for us because He is good.  He does not ask us to do something without equipping us to do it!

There is nothing He holds back in His goodness.  Nothing is missing.  With the power and fruit of His Spirit, I have everything I need to obey Him.  He is the only ingredient for true life!  Thank you, Lord, for Your divine power in me!


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