Lifetime Resolution - The One Year Sweet and Simple Moments with God Devotional

Lifetime Resolution

May God give you more and more grace and peace as you grow in your knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord.

2 Peter 1:2

More and more grace and peace! More and more growth in my knowledge of God and Jesus my Lord. Doesn’t that sound wonderful? It is a lifelong New Year’s resolution for me. Don’t we all long for more grace and peace in our personal lives, in our families, in our world?

Sometimes it is difficult to describe the deep meaning of those words, but I sure know when I am not experiencing God’s peace. “His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:7).

His peace is a gift we can share with others, something that I don’t always do consistently. The same is true for God’s grace. I sure know when I am not extending God’s grace to people, although I usually discover it after the fact. I am stingiest with grace when I am on the phone with a technician on the other side of the globe who is remotely troubleshooting a problem with my computer, television, or phone. I am ashamed to say I have had to call a technician back and humbly apologize for my irritation and curt responses. My forever New Year’s resolution is to know Jesus more and more—to open my heart to receive His grace and peace, be renewed, and never miss anything He has for me!

How do we get to know God? After receiving Christ by faith, we become part of His family. As we read the Bible, we experience Him more personally, especially understanding how He deals with His people and what we need to do to live for Him. Why would any of us want to miss out on anything God Almighty has planned?

Know Jesus and grow! Discover how knowing Jesus and staying close to Him affects every area of your life by reading John 15:1-17.

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