Thus he has given us, through these things, his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may escape from the corruption that is in the world because of lust, and may become participants of the divine nature. 2 Peter 1:4 NRSV
I was constantly rubbing my eyes, struggling to see road signs and getting headaches while working on my computer. It was time to face the reality, I may need glasses. My Optometrist agreed and got me into a pair of glasses.
It took nearly a week for my eyes to adjust to the glasses, but once settled, my view of the world changed dramatically. I began to see details again, the work of looking became much easier.
The same happens when I am immersed in my faith. Whether reading the Bible frequently, praying often, dealing with sin, worship or serving another, a highly engaged faith changes how I view the world.
When I engage the spiritual disciplines, I find myself convicted more, less able to justify destructive behavior and I interact with people in a different way: more patient, more understanding and loving, less caught up in me.
This passage is an excellent reminder to do what I can to become a participant in the divine nature, to have a FFR – *faith frame of reference*.