2 Peter 1:5-7 (NLT)

In view of all this, make every effort to respond to God’s promises. Supplement your faith with a generous provision of moral excellence, and moral excellence with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with patient endurance, and patient endurance with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love for everyone.

Lord, help me to be a worthy vessel for your service!  That I will accept the “lot” of my life.  That I will recognize the gifts you have given me, and utilize the equipment I have.  To not look at others, wishing that I could have the gifts of another.

Lord, that I would accept the encouragement you give me and not to crave the approval of others.  I serve you.  If I serve you, my King, adequately….then I will also be a glowing, examplar brother or sister in the home, the church, the workplace, the country.

New Living Translation (NLT)

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