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“[A]nd to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love” (2 Peter 1:6-7).

This parallels what Paul told the Romans.  We are to keep pressing on through all the difficulties that come our way.  The Lord will lead us on the journey for which the way is the love which He has given us so that love may be shared willingly and freely.  Marvel at the gift and walk upon the path the Lord has placed before you.  He knows what you need and is guiding you.

LORD, there are times where this is so hard to do.  Help me, I pray, to stay focused upon the tasks You have given me.  Guide me according to Your goodness and mercy to see that in You alone is there all hope.  You have given me this life of faith.  You have made this faith possible.  You are the One who loves me enough to pour Your Spirit into me so that I may humbly walk the path You have laid before me.

Guide me, dear Jesus, in all the footsteps I need to take so that I may walk this journey of self-control which emanates from love.  Help me through all the obstacles that will come my way that I not stumble and fall.  In Your goodness, hold me fast to the faith You have given me so that I may now and always walk the path You have set before me.  Lead me always in the way of everlasting life in order that I may love and be loved.  Amen.

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