Friday, October 16, 2009

Being Obedient


Sometimes life tosses things at you at a rate that you just can't keep up with. Remember that God promises you that you will never have more than you can handle. We should always seek God in tough times and good times. Most of the time we only seek him when things are going bad! Are you one of those people? Nothing is more pleaseing to God than for us to stay in constant prayer. You can pray without people knowing or seeing and God is all hearing. He knows what you are praying for before you even ask. You may think why even pray if he already knows, well praying is what keeps us obedient to the Lord.

1 Peter 1:13-25 (New King James Version)
Living Before God Our Father

13 Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; 14 as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance; 15 but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, 16 because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy.”17 And if you call on the Father, who without partiality judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves throughout the time of your stay here in fear; 18 knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. 20 He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you 21 who through Him believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.
The Enduring Word 22 Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart, 23 having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever, 24 because, All flesh is as grass, And all the glory of man as the flower of the grass. The grass withers, And its flower falls away, 25 But the word of the LORD endures forever.”
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