This week's Bible study led us through 1 Peter 1.13-2.3.
Core One reminds us to 'Get Ready.' Get Ready for what? For the trials which will come into our lives as believers. 1 Peter 1.13 states, "Therefore, prepare you minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed."
Am I living mentally alert? Do I have a disciplined lifestyle toward God? Am I living with my eyes soley focused on Christ and His work for me on the cross?
What can I do to live more fully in the hope that Jesus has supplied for me? Only by taking control of my thoughts can I live more fully in Christ. As we learn in 2 Corinthians 10.5b, "...we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ..." This means I live with a Biblical worldview in which all my decisions need to be filtered through God's Word. Is ______ within His will for me? Does _______ line-up with the love and teachings of the Bible?
This is a daily struggle for me. I want control of my life; but, I need to LET GO and LET GOD. Let go of my will and give God supreme control over my life.
As usual, I am not only finding weaknesses I need to work on, but also I am reminding of God's love and grace toward me. I wonder what next week will uncover for me.
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