In his first letter to the church, Peter spends a lot of time telling the folks how they should live. How they should act. What they should do.
And so, when I saw today I was going to be reading from 1 Peter, I knew immediately. He’s going to be talking about holiness. And part of me when, ugh.
Because I don’t know about you, but most of life, I don’t feel very holy.
So, I began to thinking, ok, this is going to convict me and make me realize I’ve got a long way to go to being the person that God wants me to be. And then I read it. And something jumped out at me.
Listen to what Peter writes in verses 13-16:
Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”
It’s that first verse that really jumped out at me. Prepare your minds for action. What a great concept. I think, at least in my life, I get myself in trouble, when my mind is not ready. When I’m not prepared. When I’m not ready. When my mind is not focused on Jesus.
Are our minds ready today?
Today, you will face temptation. It’s coming. It may be happening right now.
You will face discouragement. It’s gonna happen.
You will face troubles and trials and worries. It’s gonna happen.
Get your mind ready. Be ready. Don’t be caught by surprise. These things will come. Center your mind on Christ. Make Him your focus. Make Him your light, your rock, your hope, your strength.
Trouble will be coming. That’s truth. That’s the way that it is. Temptation will be coming.
Prepare your mind. Get ready.
And the God of all strength and comfort will give you what you need for this day.
And each day. Get ready. God will be with you.
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