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Excercising diligence From: June Ritchie 24 Jul 2013 (11:44)
How easy it is to get too taken up with this and that so that the real issues that God loves just have to take a back seat. For some two months now my life has been interrupted and pushed to the limit with hubbys sickness and invalidity and now hospital appts pushing me into an almost continual spiral of go and returns! Put togather with my garden projects and my need to shop without the support of my car my life has become busy to the point of being somewhat harassed. All this together with finding out where my caring friends really are when needed. Its a hard situation for a serving heart to be in.
How does one keep a tender conscience? How does one continue to love when it seems to come back so scarcely. How do we keep a caring attitude when constantly in the cold place of hospital clinics? To gain relief and release from all that troubles at this time, I managed to glance through 2 Peter 1 V5-8 and found it to be a very real exhortation on keeping a steady, fruitful walk with Christ Jesus. Once there the word diligence stood out to my mind !
V5-8; And beside this, giving all diligence! add to your faith virtue, and to virtue knowledge; and to knowledge temperance, and to temperance patience, and to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. For if these things be in you, AND ABOUND, they make you that ye shall shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. All greatly sensible pieces of Christian advice but then going on to V10-11;Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:
For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Take note the two words GIVE DILIGENCE are repeated twice within those five verses that means to me that Peter is placing that advice high up as worthy in value for our spiritual growth. Well when busy-ness tries to take over, then it seems to be time to become more prone to give more diligence to daily living and then become more fruitful in the knowledge of the Saviour. AMEN
I earnestly covet the prayers of my friends on Task Jesus even those I've never met. Junex
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