Daily Reflections

Power for Lasting Change

January 1, 2022 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness. —2 Peter 1:3

Several years ago, at the start of the new year, I evaluated where I was spiritually. I realized there were some real needs in my walk with the Lord. I felt spiritually dry, sluggish, and flabby, and I recognized I had spiritual vulnerabilities.

About that time my pastor started to teach on 2 Peter 1. God knew these verses were just for me! As I studied this passage and began to gain a deeper understanding of the incredible resources God has given His children, I found great encouragement for my struggle.

In 2 Peter 1:3–4, we find a picture of what God has done for us and what He has given us. If you want to make a new beginning in your Christian life, this is the place to start: It’s not what you can do for God; it’s what God has done for you. It’s not what you can give God; it’s what God has given to you. These truths are what give us the power for lasting change.

Make it Personal

Take time to evaluate your spiritual life and ask God to show you areas where you need to change.