I don’t know about you, but I take several supplements. D3 for immunity and bones, a multivitamin for overall health, fish oil for brain heath, a probiotic for gut health. I supplement my diet with these vitamins to help my overall well-being and to encourage my body to thrive.
When it comes to our faith, 2 Peter 1:5-7 gives us the exact “vitamins” we need to help it flourish this side of Heaven.
Now for this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with goodness, goodness with knowledge, knowledge with self-control, self-control with endurance, endurance with godliness, godliness with brotherly affections, brotherly affection with love.2 Peter 1:5-7
All of these supplements are found in the power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit can be found in us as believers and all through the pages of Scripture. He is alive and active!
Peter continues to tell is in verse eight that if our faith is supplemented with these things, if these qualities are ours and increasing, we will be useful and fruitful in the knowledge of Christ.
Isn’t this what we want? To know our Savior and His will for our lives? To love as He did and live a good, godly life? For our lives to represent Him well?
I am so grateful for the abundant grace for our mistakes and shortcomings and am grateful that if these qualities Peter mentions are what we seek- we will be fruitful. It’s about knowledge that comes from the Word of God. This isn’t just head knowledge, it’s deep, transforming heart-knowledge that helps us know and love our Savior. To want what He wants and see as He sees.
Jen Wilkin says, “The heart cannot love what the mind does not know.”
So may we know Christ and know His Spirit is in us. May we seek Him continually and press into Him always. May we know His will collectively and individually for our lives. May we seek to DO His will. May we supplement our faith daily with these holy vitamins!
Praying this for all of us!
An activity/challenge: if you take supplements daily, write this verse or these characteristics on sticky note and post it where you take your vitamins each day. As you supplement your body to thrive, meditate on this verse for your faith to thrive 🙂