Day Five
Pastor Frank Aprea
“By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence.” 2 Peter 1:3 (NLT)

About a year ago, my parents surprised me with a year membership to LA Fitness. They wanted to give me a gift that would impact me to have good physical health. The gym is great. It is filled with treadmills, exercise bikes, weights, nautilus machines, pools, and even personal trainers. It has everything I would need to get in shape. All I needed to do was show up. That was the key to success for me. When I would show up consistently, I had all I needed to get healthy, and it worked. But life, as we know, gets busy, and there were times when I would go weeks, even months, without going to the gym. Just having the membership didn’t help me stay healthy; I needed to show up to receive its benefits. Just like the gym membership, God has given us everything we need for godly living by His divine power when we committed our lives to Jesus, and we were born again. All we need to do is show up. When we show up to pray, read the Bible, to church and small groups, God and His power will be at work in us to bring spiritual health and transformation in our lives. So as we start this New Year, let us commit to “show up” and allow the Power of God’s Holy Spirit to empower us and transform us like never before. 

PRAYER: Heavenly Father, thank you that you have given me everything I need to live a godly life. As I commit to “show up,” read my Bible, pray, attend church and small groups, may the divine power of your Holy Spirit work godly transformation in me, that my life would reflect the character of Jesus. In Jesus’ name, Amen.