2 Peter 1:12-15
So I will always remind you of these things, even though you know them and are firmly established in the truth you now have. I think it is right to refresh your memory as long as I live in the tent of this body, because I know that I will soon put it aside, as our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me. And I will make every effort to see that after my departure you will always be able to remember these things.
Written by: Sarah Gauer
Recently I was talking to a new friend who I had asked to help lead and coach other volunteers here at Sun Valley. She told me about how 30 years ago some neighbors invited her and her husband to church. Politely, she had said “no, thank you,” over and over. But the neighbor just kept inviting them to different events or holiday services that she thought they may enjoy. Finally, one day, my friend decided to say “yes” to the invitation. It was Easter weekend and she and her husband heard the Gospel for the first time. They fell in love with Jesus that day and over the years since they have walked alongside many others who are new to following Jesus.
You never know what God might do with a simple invitation.
In the verses above, Peter is speaking to a group of Jesus followers about entrance into the everlasting Kingdom of God. Because of the eternal significance of this, he tells the group of believers that he will keep reminding them of it even though they already know it and believe it.
As we seek to be Jesus followers who invite others to join us, it’s important that we, like Peter, remember, remind, and repeat:
Remember what Christ has done for us. The more we are filled with awe and gratitude at what Christ has accomplished for us, the more it will naturally spill over into our regular conversations.
Remind ourselves of the basics of our faith. As we have a firm grasp of what we believe, that is fresh in our minds, the better we are able to share it with others. We will never reach a spiritual level where we don’t need to be reminded.
Repeat this process and repeat what we know to others. Let’s be remembered for reminding others of the goodness of God.
Thought of the day: Take some time to remember what Jesus has done for you. Remind yourself of what it means to say “yes” to him. Who can you repeat this to this week?
Prayer: God, thank You for making a way for me to get to You. Without Jesus, I was dead in my sin and needed a Savior. But through Jesus, you have made a way for me. Help me to remember what You have done in my life. Help me to live my life for You. Please give me opportunities to share this Good News with others. In Jesus’ name, amen.