Seize the Moment – Day 868

S E — — —: E is for Effort

The next letter for the acrostic is E for Effort.
“So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with him.”

The Christian walk requires an effort on our behalf. While there is nothing that we can do to earn our salvation, we must make the effort to do our best to be our best by allowing the Holy Spirit to lead and guide our lives. We make the choice to accept or reject His leading, thus it demonstrates our level of effort.

Effort is defined as the “the conscious exertion of power; a serious attempt; the total work done to achieve a particular end.”* We make the choice and the effort to surrender. We make the choice and the effort to follow God. We know that love is an action verb, and we are told to “Love the Lord with all our heart, mind and strength, and to Love our neighbors as ourselves.” So we must make the choice and apply the effort to love God and others, even those that make it difficult for us to do so. And Peter reminds us that we are to make every effort to be right with God.


Seize the moment today and make every effort to show that we are Christians by our love, for God and for one another, and that we will be found blameless on the day that He returns for us.
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