Practice makes perfect. As a coach, I break every movement down to the fundamentals. When learning a new skill, I’ll break that movement down to the very beginning. My athletes do not progress until the previous movement is mastered. I take that same philosophy with my every day life.
Dose of the Daily Word
1 Peter 1:10-12
10 Concerning this salvation, the prophets, who spoke of the grace that was to come to you, searched intently and with the greatest care,11 trying to find out the time and circumstances to which the Spirit of Christ in them was pointing when he predicted the sufferings of the Messiah and the glories that would follow. 12 It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves but you, when they spoke of the things that have now been told you by those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. Even angels long to look into these things.
13 Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming. 14 As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. 15 But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; 16 for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.”[a]
Reflection of the Word
The Spirit of Christ is another name for the Holy Spirit. Before Jesus left his ministry on earth to return to heaven, he promised to send the Holy Spirit, the Counselor, to teach, help, and guide his followers. The Holy Spirit would tell them all about Jesus and would reveal his glory. The Old Testament prophets, writing under the Holy Spirit’s inspiration, described the coming of the Messiah. The New Testament apostles, through the inspiration of the same Spirit, preached the crucified and risen Lord.
The imminent return of Christ should motivate us to live for him. This means being mentally alert, disciplined (“fully sober”), and focused (“set your hope”). Are you ready to meet Christ, living as God’s obedient child?
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