April 28, 2015

Devotional

BETTER AND BETTER

An eager young partner, newly born-again, came up to me anxiously, one crusade evening, and asked "How will I get what you, Brother Cerullo and so many of the partners have? I am full of joy now that I know the Lord, but my faith and gifts seem so shallow compared to yours."

If you've looked around in a group of believers today and felt like neither your faith nor your gifts "measured up," you might also appreciate the reassurance and advice I shared with her, which the Epistle of Peter had shown me: "Do you want more and more of God's kindness and peace? Then learn to know him better and better: For as you know him better; he will give you, through his great power, everything you need for living a truly good life: he even shares his own glory and his own goodness with us!" (II Peter 1:2-3, TLB).

Such a blessedly simple formula! Learn to know Him better through studying His Word, sharing and fellowshipping with other believers, obedience to Him in your daily life and the conversation of prayer. This learning process is really a gift in itself, with uncounted rewards and benefits. And to think that as you progress you gain His power, glory and goodness...how truly wonderful!

So dig in, starting tonight, and begin to reap more and more of the beautiful benefits our dear Savior has in store for you as you grow to know Him better and better.

Our Evening Prayer - Let's Pray Together...

God loves you and wants to answer your prayer. Say this prayer with me:

Dear Father, I am so happy tonight, to be one of Your children! Thank you for the joy and peace of Your love. Guide me as I work eagerly to learn to know You better. Grant me the opportunity to share more and more of Your glory and goodness as I grow more in You. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

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