Back in the early part of the Nineteenth Century, Crowfoot, the chief of the Siksika Nation, gave the railroad an easement through Indian land in southern Alberta, Canada. The railroad in turn gave Crowfoot a lifetime pass to travel anywhere the Canadian Pacific Railroad went. But Crowfoot never once used the pass. Instead, he put it in a leather pouch and wore it around his neck till he died.
When we were born again, we were given access to all the exceedingly great promises of God, the greatest of which pertain to what Peter describes in 2 Peter as “our glory and virtue.” But many of us have not benefited from these promises, because like Crowfoot, we really don’t understand and believe in the power of our gifts. The result is that we have “sprung a leak” of the divine power the Lord avails to us for the things that pertain to life and godliness. Let’s see if we can figure out today how to fix that leak!