Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


January 13, 2012

 Have we ever pondered how our life and growth in Christ are a direct function of God's initiative in our behalf? In other words, God is up to "stuff" in our lives beyond our awareness.

...We constantly pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may bring to fruition your every desire for goodness and your every deed prompted by faith.
                                 ---2 Thessalonians 1:11 TNIV

Look again at the few words above, who is the actor, who takes the initiative? To be sure "We...pray"--I guess that's us doing something. But the real freight of the passage is: "that by his power he may bring to fruition..." God takes the initiative in our behalf for us to become the people we long to be in Christ. way to understand this: We have no excuse. All we do is show up, and enjoy the riches of God's grace, God's initiative. Today, how about showing up in God's presence...yes?


Dale Patterson