Ask the average Christian what they are praying for more of, and some may say “more faith”, or “more patience”, or “more of the Holy Spirit”.🙏🏼
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But do you know that there’s really only one thing we need more of to live a victorious Christian life?😉
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And 2 Peter 1:3 tells us what that is:
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It says, “His divine power HAS given us (past tense) EVERYTHING we need for life and godliness…”
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The next part of the verse tells us how we lay hold of this:
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“…Through the KNOWLEDGE of Him who has called us to glory and virtue…”
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Everything we need for both life and godliness comes to us through our KNOWLEDGE of God, which is knowledge of His Word. 🎓📖
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This knowledge isn’t “head” knowledge – or just knowing “about” God, it’s the revelation knowledge that comes through filling our hearts and minds with His Word which reveals the true nature of God, who we are in Christ, and what He has given us by His grace.🥰
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Hosea 4:6 warns us that, “My people perish (are destroyed, ruined, and suffer) through LACK of KNOWLEDGE.”
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Notice that it’s not because of a lack of faith, it’s because of a lack of KNOWLEDGE.😕
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So one of the most POWERFUL prayers we can pray is to increase in our KNOWLEDGE of God! 🙌🏼
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I encourage you to make this declaration a daily confession:
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“Lord, I thank you that I HAVE the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the KNOWLEDGE of you and your word. Thank you that the eyes of my understanding ARE enlightened, and I KNOW the hope of your calling for me, I KNOW what are the riches of the glory of the inheritance that is in me, and I KNOW what is the exceeding greatness of your power toward me as a believer…” (Ephesians 1:17-19)
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When our spiritual eyes are opened and we KNOW the true nature of God, who we are in Christ Jesus and everything God has given us, we can then ACT on that knowledge (be doers of the Word) and experience God’s best in every area of our lives! (James 1:22) 😍
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When we KNOW the truth, the truth makes us FREE! (John 8:31-32) 🙌🏼 #faithtalks