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“Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires” (2 Peter 1:4).

We may not know what we will become, but we do know that we shall be like Christ.  He poured Himself out for us.  Now He pours Himself into those who live in His power.  There is only One who is God, but in His love, He is making us like Him.  What a great mystery, but also what a great promise this is which has been given to us.  Come then and live into the promise of the Lord.  The world thrusts so many evil desires into us that satiate the flesh for a moment and only entice greater desire, none of which satisfy.  Your salvation breaks through that evil and sets us free.  Lord, take away all longings for the desires that are wicked and replace them with praise and thanksgiving.  Lead us in the right direction and cleanse the thoughts of our hearts of all the things that get in the way that we may dwell in Your house forever.

Jesus, prepare in me the kind of heart of one that receives what You are giving.  Guide me in the way of everlasting life that I may dwell with You forever.  In all that You have promised, help me hear and understand these promises so that I may stand firm in the faith You have given me.  Keep me in the way of true life.  Help me to be an example for others of this true life that they too may know the freedom You give.

Thank You, Lord God, for all Your goodness and the mercy shown through Your Son.  Guide me this day to walk humbly with You knowing that all things are in Your hands.  Remove from me the enticements that get in the way of our relationship.  Help me to desire the good things that come only from You.  Your promises are more precious than any other things in all of creation.  Help me to cling to them and never let go.  Amen.