“So roll up your sleeves, put you mind in gear, be totally ready to receive the gift that’s coming when Jesus arrives. Don’t lazily slip back into those old grooves of evil, doing just what you feel like doing. You didn’t know any better then; you do now. As obedient children, let yourselves be pulled into a way of life shaped by God’s life, a life energetic and blazing with holiness. God said, ‘I am holy; you be holy.'” 1 Peter 1, Msg
I love Peter! His enthusiasm is contagious. His life is a great example as one who would carpe diem!, “Seize the Day”! Go after life, he would say, but with blazing holiness. Yes, I like Peter. No wonder Jesus loved him so much and trusted him to build his church.
Life is short, God’s way of encouraging a bit of focus.
Dear Heavenly Father, You created each one of us with uniqueness along with holiness, that only comes from you. We can all do your will and purpose to love You back and love other with all the enthusiasm and energy we see in Peter who was your example of blazing holiness. Thank you for Your Holiness. Thank you for Your power living in us.
In Jesus Name, Amen