What I Read Today;

1 Peter 5 & 2 Peter 1; Acts 16; Jeremiah 27; Psalm 105; Judges 21 & Ruth 1

In his books, “7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” Steven Covey writes that the 2nd habit of an effective person is, to begin with, the end in mind.

Peter does precisely that in the words of 2 Peter chapter 1.

In verse 3, he reminds us that Jesus’ divine power has given us everything we need as we face the trials and tribulations of our life.  We don’t need to fear death, Satan, or any other attack in this world, because Jesus has overcome the world.  If our life ended tomorrow, Jesus would welcome us to our heavenly home.  If we remain in this world, then Jesus walks with us each day.

That’s why he reminds you and me to continue to grow in the grace of God.  Our whole life should be one where we continue each day to look for ways to grow closer to Jesus.  It’s hard when your job pulls you one way, your friends drag you another way, and life gets hectic and crazy.  Yet, that is when it is more important than ever to seek out time to spend alone with God.  Moments when we not only cast our burdens on God, but we listen for what God is saying to us.  Times when we can rediscover our love for our Savior.

Why do we do this?

To focus our lives on the end.  To focus on the idea that this world is not our home.  It is only a place we are passing through.  To focus on our eternal home, where we will go when our time here is done.

If we prepare each day as if tomorrow we would meet Jesus, how differently would we live today?

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