A Call To Holy Living
1 PETER 1:13-25
21 Through Christ you have come to trust in God. And you have placed your faith and hope in God because he raised Christ from the dead and gave him great glory.
This is one of my favorite parts of the Bible. I have it all highlighted because it really speaks to me. When I'm having a hard time living the way I know I should this is one of the places I go to read. Somehow this passage just gives me what I need to keep going.
It begins by telling us to...."prepare your minds for action".... For me that's an all the time thing. Before my feet hit the floor that's something I should do....but I don't always. I'm thinking if I prayed....before I even got up....then my day....my attitude....would be so much better. Then there's verse 14....Don't slip back into your old ways of living to satisfy your own desires. You didn't know any better then. In my opinion this verse should have a few of these...!!!!!...after it. For me anyway! We must make a conscience effort to live holy lives exhibiting Christs character in all we do and say. That's a very hard thing to do. We can only live like we should by staying close to the Lord....talking with Him and reading His Word daily.
Because of Jesus and the fact that He died for us on the cross....we can live our life pleasing to Him.
Yes....we will make mistakes and fail at times but we don't have to be defeated. Jesus is always there to pick us back up. Just keep your faith and trust in Him no matter what.
"until we see JESUS....face to face"