All the lights and cameras and millions of viewers were focused on the Seattle Seahawks who were in the perfect position to take home their second straight Super Bowl victory. They had the ball inside the 5 yard line. They had less than a minute on the clock, so they could score and leave virtually no time left for Tom Brady and the Patriots to comeback. They had the most fierce running back in the backfield. Surely he would plow through the defense and earn these last precious yards for the winning score.
The Seahawks had everything that they needed to win. Yet, today, as you probably heard...the Patriots are the Super Bowl champs.
Over the last decade I've talked with many people, who are waiting for something to happen before God could use them for His purposes.
When I get past this one nagging sin in my life, then I can help someone else out.
When my wife and I get our finances in order, then we'll look into being able to give to the church.
When my kids get older, then I'll be able to free up some time to lead that small group bible study.
When I get my spiritual life in order, then I'll be able to share my faith with someone else.
What if we have everything that we need already?
"His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness
If we know God and believe in Him. If we believe that Jesus is our Lord and Savior.
His power equips us with everything for life and godliness.
This is not "I do" then "I can". This is "I have" so "Let's Go". You and I get to participate in a life of serving the God that has promised great things for us. This is also our escape from the corruption that is all around us by our evil desires. We already have everything we need to win.
Let's start today to embrace all that we already have...here's how:
1 - Know God.
There's no substitute for reading the Bible so that you can truly know the character of God. Through scripture, you will see that God's plan has always been to show love to His creation.
2 - Know God's Promises.
God's promises are a thread woven throughout Scripture. God's promises are made complete through the presence of Jesus Christ. Peter writes, in the passage above, that God has given us these promises so that we may participate in God's agenda for our lives. God's promises are the fuel for our service to the King.
3 - Escape Corruption.
This is not a sequential progression of things. Think of this like a piece of cake with three layers where you get them simultaneously. God's power is made perfect in our weaknesses. Victory is ours through Christ, let's continue to place continue to place the struggle in His hands.
...I still can't believe Seattle lost that game!?