Word for the day by Christian Educatiin Forum

 Great Lent -An Invitation for Transformation

2 Peter: 1:1-11
Peter begins his second letter addressing all the believers of Christ. As we read we see that Peter introduces himself as a “servant and apostle.” He had grown into his faith through his doubts and by investing his life to share the good news of  Christ/ He made himself a disciple of god by spreading his word. Peter acknowledged his presence in this world as a servant of God and thus  demonstrated that he knew what he was taught to do and his role as a disciple. But he identified himself as an apostle which showed his authority in the church as a leader who was appointed by the lord our god. However, even with the appointed authority, he demonstrated humility throughout the passage. He emphasizes that “his divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life.” “His” in this verse is god, he explains that with our knowledge of god, we are fulfilled. He closes the first part of the chapter on the subtle note that if we put in the effort to be strong believers and good Christians we will receive wondrous gifts and blessings. These blessings not only include the entrance into the eternal kingdom but also acceptance and forgiveness from Christ.
1. One who believes in god, is fulfilled in our everyday lives.

Our trust in Jesus had connected us to God and his purpose for us. Life is given to us as a gift from God, he is so powerful that he made life with a single breath. He requires one thing: faith.
 He demonstrates that our knowledge of him provides us comfort and promises. His word is full of promises and hence the Bible
 is filled with uncovered mystery.
2. Grow within God's expectations and character.

Peter tells the believer to live and grow in God's spirit and image. He wants us to be fruitful Christians and grow in our faith. This passage similarly connects to James's famous ideology that faith without works is dead. The idea of “works” as described by Peter is to be self discipline, mutual affection, loving and holy.

3. Acceptance of  Christ

Our Lord is a loving and forgiving God, he repeatedly shows his unconditional love for us through actions such as sending his one and only son to die for our sins. However, He requires 
our faith that of the the size of a mustard seed. He asks us to be his disciples and to spread his word and his love for us to  the world.
Praise the lord oh my soul, we are your salvation lord. We are your servants, and we humbly bow down before you Lord. Thank you for your great love and blessing over our lives.. We pray that you would open the right doors for our lives and for our loved ones, that you would close the wrong doors and protect us from those we need to walk away from. We pray that you would make our way purposeful and our footsteps firm out of your goodness and love. Give us a heart of wisdom to hear your voice, and make us strong by your favor and grace. In your name I say amen.

Thought for the Day

He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?     
Micah 6:8

Neha Jacob
Epiphany Mar Thoma Church

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