Living as God’s People

Its been a few days, my apologies. Today the Lord spoke to my heart from 1 Peter 2:9-12.

“9 But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light. 10“Once you had no identity as a people; now you are God’s people. Once you received no mercy; now you have received God’s mercy.”11Dear friends, I warn you as “temporary residents and foreigners” to keep away from worldly desires that wage war against your very souls. 12Be careful to live properly among your unbelieving neighbors. Then even if they accuse you of doing wrong, they will see your honorable behavior, and they will give honor to God when he judges the world.”
We were once in darkness and without light. We once had no mercy and now do. We once were not a people but now are God’d own people. We need to fight and abstain from the passion of and for sin that is in our hearts. We need to keep our conduct righteous so that when others see us, they can see the change that Christ brought within us. We need to reflect His glory and power in all that we do. We need to be the people God wants us to be, to be the “chosen  race, royal priesthood, holy nation, people for His own possession”, so that we can proclaim His excellence in all.
Let’s be the difference in the world. Let’s show the world who we are and why we are what we are. Let’s be holy and abstain from our sinful desires. Let’s be the chosen race and royal priesthood that we are supposed to be. Let’s be His people, His chosen people! Amen!
Thank you for visiting. God bless you and may He continue strengthening you. Please pray for me. Recently a lot of struggles have come up in my life. I don’t understand why, but God is helping me and I could continue to just use your prayers. Thanks and have a great Monday.
If you have questions, comments, or concerns, email me or call me or 847 322 0518. God bless!
Day 78

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