In our 1 Peter Bible study this week, we were reminded that as Christians we are to persevere with the end in mind. What does this really mean and how are we to incorporate this thinking / living into our daily walk?
For me this means that I die to my will and seek God's will for my life. Prayer is the first step to putting God first. Without having daily time with God to 'plan' my day, I wouldn't know where to start; thus, I would be living in the flesh... not the spirit.
I have to admit... Prayer is not the first thing I think of on a daily basis. Unfortunately, I have slid in my 'quiet time' and Bible study. This study on 1 Peter has put the spark back into my study time and is reminding me how much I love spending time in God's Word.
Another way to persevere through the trials is to share my spiritual gifts with the body of Christ. My spiritual gifts are leadership, exhortation, serving, giving, knowledge, and teaching (strongest first). Ask my family, I have NO problem in the leadership department. I do love to be in charge! The exhortation caught me off-guard as I feel very ill-equipped to witness for Christ. What I have learned is that I witness through my gift of service. Praise the Lord!
Next week is our last week for this study. If you are following along in 1 Peter, what has God been showing you?
Thank you to Kregel Publications for this complimentary copy of 1 Peter to complete my reviews.