“This is my second letter to you, dear friends, and in both of them I have tried to stimulate your wholesome thinking and refresh your memory. I want you to remember what the holy prophets said long ago and what our Lord and Savior commanded through your apostles.” 2 Peter 3:1-2 NLT
Peter indicates the order of this letter (second one) and reiterates the reason - to stimulate wholesome thinking and to remind the believers of the Word of God. It is vitally important that a godly leader and teacher continually rehearse the things of God with the children of God. We all need to be constantly reminded of the principles, precepts, and promises of God’s Word. This is the reason I send these daily texts. I don’t intend to irritate anyone by sending them a “lengthy text”. My goal is to, in some way, remind us all of the priority and practice of the things we are taught in God’s Word. If we build our lives upon these things, we will be unshakable in our stance, undeterred in our mission, and undefeated in our walk (see Matthew 7:24-27). Every time a minister stands in the pulpit, every time a child of God opens the Word, every time a prayer is offered, and every time a witness for Christ is shared, we are stirring up the holy things of God in our lives. Keeping our faith in focus is crucial to our navigating through the maze of life. Only God’s Word can give us the light we need. Psalm 119:105 says that His Word is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path. How well lighted is your path? Are you stumbling in darkness or walking in the light??
Rev. Curtis Norris