“His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.” — 2 Peter 1:3
There is no worse feeling than thinking we are disappointing God. If we’re honest, I think many of us would say we are letting down God because we are not able to live the life we know He wants us to. It could be struggling with a certain habit or sin, or not engaging in conversation with someone about Jesus when we know the Lord is prompting us. Many of us just feel so unequipped for the life God wants us to live.
There had to be no disciple who felt less equipped than Peter. As a fisherman by trade with explosive emotions, whom historians believe was illiterate, he must have felt incredibly overwhelmed when Jesus declared that his testimony would be a foundation the Church would be built on. Later on in his life, Peter (with the help of a traveling companion named Mark) shared all he experienced with Jesus in two letters that were distributed (1 and 2 Peter).
The second letter attributed to him seems to start out with words that come from a man who finally realized he was only able to live the life and have the ministry he did because of God’s power. “His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness” (2 Peter 1:3).
Remember: God doesn’t call people who are qualified. He calls people who are available, and He qualifies them as they walk in their individual callings.
— Reza Zadeh, Denver Broncos chaplain
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