II Peter 1:8 ” For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

These qualities that Peter is talking about here are the fruits of the Spirit – goodness, self control, perseverance, godliness, kindness, & love for each other. And these qualities are gained by holy habits such as praying and reading our Bible daily. For as we practice these holy habits, we grow spiritually. But if we’re not careful, we can find ourselves soon worshipping the habit rather than what the habit symbolizes. We’ll see God intentionally upset our well laid schedule with something He has more important for us to do, and then wait to see our response. If we exclaim, “I can’t do that right now – this is my quiet time with the Lord!” We’re worshipping our habit & not Him. If we make excuses & try to justify it, our habit has become more important to us than being obedient.

Author: kezha1

A Christian mother, grandmother, and retired nurse living in Illinois. Called into a ministry of encouraging others to find their ultimate plan and purpose in life through Christ.

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