No secret formulas in Christian life. 10.6.11

by Aaron K.

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No secret formulas in Christian life. 10.6.11

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. (2 Peter 3:1 NLT)

Man’s hard wiring for efficiency and ease fosters mankind’s addiction to short cuts and secret formulas for success. As Chrisitans we bring the same thinking, always looking for a new circumstance or a new 5 step program to mature godly character, when the secret of the Chrisitan life is more about remembering and applying what we already know. Peter simply states, that his two letters were written to stimulate wholesome thinking and refresh people’s memory. No secret formula there…just a long road of refreshing our thinking and memory of what we already know. Action. My sons, the speed of life has a way of making all of life more complex than it needs to be. The life of a man was designed simple, with simple responsibilities governed by simple spiritual truths…we are the ones that make them complicated. In all aspects of life, keep things simple by stimulating wholesome thinking, refreshing your memory as to foundational truths God designed into our world…truths so simple children were commended for their understanding and application of them.