“…don’t lose a minute in building on what you’ve been given, complementing your basic faith with good character, spiritual understanding, alert discipline, passionate patience, reverent wonder, warm friendliness, and generous love, each dimension fitting into and developing the others.” (II Peter 1: 5-7, Message Bible)
You’ve been given a treasure. Your very being is filled with all the pure and lovely qualities of life which sustain and satisfy you and that bless the world as well.
Don’t lose a minute in recognizing, claiming, nurturing, and cultivating these riches you have. God’s Truth has revealed you to be the very image of Him, of all that is right and good. Make the most of this great gift and fall in love with your own potential for excellence and happiness. This isn’t about human will or hypocritical positive thinking. It is about relishing the real and true in you, and letting it shine just as it was naturally meant to do.
So we can build on each good quality that we recognize within us. We can begin by trusting our higher motives to guide and protect us. We can know our faith in goodness must lead to purer lives and growth in grace. This humility must naturally open our hearts and minds to Life’s wise instruction, so that we gain understanding, alertness to what we are called to do, and a natural willingness to do it.
This beautiful qualities glimmer with power and with color. We are not only patient, but passionately so—full of earnest and genuine fervor for being still and listening for Life’s guiding voice. We are not only friendly, but really warm, sincere and full of sweetness and tender regard. We are generous with our love because we know its Source is abundant and its use multiplies the blessings for us and for all!
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