What is Your Take?

“Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.  His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.”  

2 Peter 1:2-3

All relationships have to be give and take in order to be healthy.

This includes your relationship with God.

Your “give” to God: to journey with Him and hold nothing back.

So what is your “take”?

Your “take” is to partake of God’s promises, dwell in His presence and walk in His power in every area of your life. 

This taking is not a selfish act, it is a trusting one.

How is your relationship with Jesus today?

What do you need to recieve from Him?

What is He asking you to give?

What You Need to Guard.

Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you—guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us. (‭2 Timothy‬ ‭1‬:‭14‬ NIV)

Paul has just been telling Timothy to be bold, to not be afraid and to stir up the gift of God within him. Now he says “guard” what God has put in him.

Why? Because the enemy wants to steal the boldness of a child of God, he wants to intensify fear and stamp out the gift God so that it never grows to do what God has planned.

The enemy wants to stop you from being all that God has created you to be in Christ. He wants to stop God’s plan to use you to reach others. The enemy wants to steal your confidence so that you will quit. He can’t steal your gift but he can steal your confidence so that you never use it.

Only something that is valuable needs to be guarded.

God has put something in you that is valuable and precious. He has given you gifts to use for His glory.

Be bold. Do not be afraid. Stir up the gift of God within you and pour it out to bless others.

The God who has called you, has equipped you to do the work He has placed before you.

Walk forward in the power of the Holy Spirit and do what He has called you to do today.