Day 5 Teachings from Sarah Clark Music( Sunday Special)

*TEXT :2 Peter 1:5-9( NIV)*

_5.For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge;_

_6. And to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness;_

_7. And to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love_

_8.For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ._
Most Christians wants to be *productive and effective* in their *walk with Christ* but they *don’t* do the very things that will make them to be *productive and effective.*
As believers there is the need to have a *strong faith in Christ but there is need for spiritual additions to your faith that guarantees your spiritual growth and development in Christ.*
Faith is *total leaning of the entire human personality on God in absolute trust and confidence in His power,wisdom and goodness.*
Now as believers, there is the need for us to *demonstrate this faith and we cannot do it without these eight(8) christian virtues(mentioned in the passage above); that guarantee our productivity and effectiveness in our Lord Jesus Christ.*
I sincerely believe many of us want to *walk, talk and for that matter act like Jesus*. Some of us even *aspire to do greater works, as endorsed by Jesus Christ.* I want to tell you it does not come in by *miracles or in a twilight, but rather through a continuous walk with the Holy Spirit (Gal 5:23) and high level of personal discipline. If you don’t have these virtues then you are just merely associating with the christians but denying the power of Jesus.* 
Remember the verse  9 of the same 2 Peter reads “But *if anyone does not have them, he is nearsighted and blind, and has forgotten that he has been cleansed from his past sins.*
*May the Holy Spirit help us to imbibe the knowledge of this spiritual truth.*
*Prayer:* Please Holy Spirit help us to add more to our faith.
*Have a Holy Spirit filled day.*

*#Let Heaven be on our mind* 

*#Made to inspire and enrich your spiritual life through Jesus*