2 Peter 1:5-9
Contemporary English Version (CEV)
A little break can do wonders for the soul. It gives pause to reflect -- we're often so busy that we don't bother thinking about what we are doing, we just act, and we aren't mindful about what we're doing, and therefore we don't think about the roots of our actions. Our true motivations are obscured because we believe that if we slow down, we'll get trampled by the mountain of to-do's that are calling for us.
Spiritually, we need to remember the root of our faith. Peter reminds us to grow in faith. As we grow, we are continually reminded that forgiveness is at the root of our faith, and the more we remember this, the more motivated we are to respond with grateful praise and worship. The more we grow, the stronger our gratitude is, because we are more and more amazed at how great God is and how sinful we are, and it is all the more incredible that God bridges the divide in Jesus Christ.
So let us seek God first, because the more we study and learn, the more amazed we are at the person and work of Jesus Christ, and understanding the root of our faith pushes us to want to grow closer and closer to Christ with every passing day.