Tuesday, January 4, 2011

1 Peter 1:13-16 - Living the Christian life

Scripture: 1 Peter 1:13-16

Summary: We need to discipline ourselves and be holy as God is holy.

Thoughts: Living a Christian life really has two parts. (It might have more, but today I'm focusing on 2!) First we have to learn about God, through Christ. We learn about God and God's people in the Old Testament and we learn about Jesus Christ and what he showed us about God in the New Testament. Learning about God helps us to build up our faith. But what happens as we develop our faith? A strong faith begins to show on the outside. We begin to be more like Jesus. We begin to show concern for others. We begin to strive to be holy. And we continue to move in God's direction all of our lives. We continue learning more about God and it continues to show in who we are and what we do. We should never stop growing and seeking God. And it should never stop showing up in our lives.

Prayer: God, may I become so focused on you that it just automatically spills out of me and into the lives of everyone around me. Amen.

1 comment:

Steve Heyduck said...

That's the kind of spilling you don't have to clean up!

Thanks for the thought this morning.