Peter gives this wonderful salutation: Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. (2Pet 1:2) Grace and peace be yours in abundance. How wonderful is that? Grace, the favor and blessing of God to move on our behalf, and peace, the total lack of fear. I don’t know about you, but I’ll take than in abundance.
And that’s really the attitude that we need to get it. Peter says, in effect, I want you to have this. What do you do when someone offers you something? You have the choice to receive it or not. Just because someone offers you something does not mean that you own it, but it’s yours for the taking.
Just like all the aspects of God: love, joy, peace, patience, goodness, kindness, self-control, gentleness, faith, they are all available. Available if we want them and take them.
How do you get them? Picture God standing there with His hands full of all His goodness that is available to us. He’s looking around for someone to give them to. Just ask Him. Tell Him what you want and need. He’s more than willing to give you that, and then more you haven’t asked for.
I would that you had all the gifts of God in abundance. Now receive them and be blessed!