2Peter 1 “God’s Recipe Book”
Are you a Christmas Baker; Gingerbread houses and cookies galore? Or, perhaps you have a favorite recipe that you make each year. As a baker, you can have all of the ingredients before you to make the perfect recipe but until each ingredient is properly chosen and weighed or measured, they remain just a set of ingredients, nothing more.
God has provided all we need to be his perfect creation but it is up to us to add each ingredient to complete a life worthy of our calling. We can begin with the first ingredient of faith which is invisible to the naked eye and the last is love. We need to follow His recipe which includes the ingredients of (moral excellence, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, brotherly kindness, and love). Isn’t it marvelous to know that God is not selfish but shares his recipes with us that we may not be conformed to this world but transformed by the renewing of our minds? In addition, God’s recipes are labeled with His precious and magnificent promises which are needed in order to make us his perfect creation of godliness. With each ingredient added we are being renewed in our mind until we are perfected in holiness.
Take a moment and open God’s recipe book. His recipes filled with magnificent and precious promises/ingredients that are needed to fulfill his kingdom and his church.