Sunday, May 30, 2010

On Vacation

Thank you, Lord, for that magnificent orange sunset on the Gulf of Mexico.

I’m afraid that I was equally interested in the yachts and multimillion dollar homes.

It’s so enticing to picture having everything you desire materially. I don’t give nearly enough attention to gaining everything I might need spiritually.

Yet, when I consider the problems I face at home or at work, it’s not material resources I need. The solutions are spiritual!

Saint Peter speaks to me:

For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. 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. (2 Peter 1:5-8)

Dear God, give me an effective, productive knowledge of my Lord, Jesus Christ. Through the power of your Holy Spirit, Amen.

Photo: sunset at Sanibel Island, FL